Licensed Clinical Social Worker # 87679 (CA), # 083416 (NY)
As an out trans and queer-identified therapist, I am dedicated to providing a safe therapeutic space for transgender, gender expansive, queer, and questioning identified clients as well as their chosen and bio families. My practice serves to fill a critical need in creating competent, affirming, accessible care for our community.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both California and New York. I started my practice in NYC in 2016 and I’m currently expanding to full-time private practice in both states. Previously, I had the privilege to work in urban public school settings. As a School Social Worker and later, Clinical Services Liaison for Harvey Milk High School (HMHS) and Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) in NYC, my role directly informed their mission to promote a nurturing and inclusive educational environment where queer and gender-expansive youth obtain skills to live successful independent lives. I provided direct therapy services and case management for LGBTQ+ youth.
Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2018, I joined the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) as a Psychiatric Social Worker. I supported students and their families by teaching social-emotional wellness, providing clinical and crisis counseling, linking students and families to community and mental health resources and conducting Social Emotional Learning (SEL) workshops for faculty and staff.
In joining LAGC with licensure in California and New York, I’m excited to bring my experience in the field to my practice full-time. My private work centers individuals ages 14 and older to navigate issues related to coming out, social and medical transition, interpersonal, familial, and intimate partner relationship dynamics, and to actively acknowledge how intersectional identities and systems of oppression impact these experiences.
Currently, I’m accepting new clients via teletherapy with a likely option for in-person sessions in late 2021 on the eastside of LA.