A Little Bit
I grew up in Queens, NY and was practically raised in my mother's beauty salon. The salon was a place of therapy/coaching in itself. People from all walks of life would come and tell the beauticians about their daily struggle. Naturally, I developed an interest in human behavior. I realized I could be that beautician providing a listening ear except with an evidence based background and years of education/experience. It became apparent that building myself, as a helping professional would facilitate an avenue to live out my purpose: to facilitate others with their specific needs, life goals and dreams.
I studied psychology at Binghamton University where I completed my bachelors’ degree. In my undergraduate studies I enjoyed learning about the human condition and psychological functioning, but wanted to take that one step further. Later I went on to complete my master’s degree from Yeshiva University in Mental Health Counseling. After spending most of my hours towards licensure working with the severely and persistent psychiatrically ill I obtained my New York State license in Mental Health Counseling. I have worked in a variety of settings ( e.g. hospitals, and outpatient clinics) including the the not-for-profit sector to help improve mental health in undeserved communities in NYC for over a year. In addition, I now work as a clinician at Silver Hill Hospital. Armadillo was established to reach out to the Mamaroneck, White Plains, Harrison and surrounding areas for mental health support. By providing private professional counseling services Armadillo can help the individuals in the Westchester community struggling with emotional and/or mental health issues. Armadillo Counseling has been designed to address the unique needs of my clients by integrating the mind,body, and soul of an individual.