I turned anger into action.
In grad school, it was clear to me that I was expected to do this work in one of a handful of ways, and private practice wasn't one of them. In fact, I was shamed and made to feel like less of a social worker and a "sell out" for desiring time and financial freedom while helping transform lives.
I was pissed, so I got to work.
I took business courses. I joined the Columbia Entrepreneurship Lab. I got a business coach. I put everything I learned into practice and achieved a full caseload and 6-figures in revenue with less than a year in business. A few months later, I had a 100+ person waitlist. When fellow therapists started to reach out, asking to pay me to teach them how to achieve results like mine, I created the framework behind the Therapist Marketing Lab.
After replicating my personal results and leading close to 50 therapists through the Lab, there's one thing I know for sure: you can do good AND do extremely well for yourself, while having integrity and being aligned with your values and beliefs.
I'm a two-time graduate of Columbia University, having graduated with distinction from the School of Social Work. I also hold a masters degree in education from Hunter College. Committed to holistic healing and with a deep understanding of the importance of an integrative approach to wellness, I completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training at Laughing Lotus in NYC and received certification in trauma-informed yoga from Exhale to Inhale.
I was an early participant of Business Essentials at Harvard Business School and a member of the Columbia Entrepreneurship Lab, from which the Healing Strategy was born. I’m trained in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) and am currently a trainee in couples and family therapy at the Ackerman Institute, one of the premier institutions for family therapy and one of the best-known and most highly regarded training facilities for therapists in the US. I am an alum of their distinguished Social Work and Diversity program.