I was born and raised in Milan, Italy until the age of 8, at which time my family and I emigrated to the United States and settled in New York. My Persian heritage has given me a rich understanding of multicultural values and perspectives. I believe my real-life experiences have given me an education not taught in a university classroom and have made me a well-rounded therapist who can genuinely empathize and relate to a vast population and cultures. I am an emotionally focused social work therapist treating individuals, teens, and couples struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or just feeling emotionally lost but yearning to enhance their emotional well-being and attain a greater sense of satisfaction and fulfillment in life.
I received my Master's degree in Social Work from The Wurzweiler School of Social Work, where I trained to focus on therapeutic clinical strategies tailored to meet the individual needs of each client. My diverse cultural background, which includes the foundations of both Sephardic and Ashkenazi cultures, provides me with a unique perspective that enables me to effectively connect with individuals from all cultural backgrounds.
I work with those yearning relief from anxiety and/or depression; workplace issues; co-dependency; Impulsivity and Seasonal Affective Disorder. I also work with adolescents and people who are struggling with grief and loss.
Additionally, I am clinically supervised by Shulamis Mayerfeld, LCSW.
My experience includes working as a school social worker and guidance counselor, as well as in palliative care centers.