I am a licensed clinical social worker with over two decades of experience in the mental health field. I was born in New York City and raised in Utica, a small city in upstate New York. Following High School I enlisted in the military and worked in various treatment settings which included inpatient psychiatry, outpatient mental health, and a yearlong deployment to Iraq where I provided combat stress services to deployed troops. I have worked in both federal and private treatment facilities since becoming a licensed therapist in 2018. I have gained valuable experience with various populations in addressing Anxiety, Depression, and Posttraumatic Stress. My approach is a client-centered, strength-based approach that emphasizes empowerment and resilience. I hold a MS in Psychology from Albizu University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Barry University.
In addition to my clinical work, I am a poet and theater artist. I enjoy using creative expression to initiate dialogues about mental wellness and explore the totality of the human condition – ranging from grief and suffering to love and growth. I am a father of two beautiful daughters, and a doggie daddy to two high energy Boston Terriers.