20 years of experience

Hi there, I'm Colette. I'm a Licensed Social Worker. I received my degree from Columbia University. I'm trained in EMDR, Mindfulness, DBT and CBT. I've been working in the mental health profession for over 20 years. I help young and older adults manage work stress, school stress, relationship problems, anxiety, mood swings. In sessions, I will meet you where you are, and provide you with compassion and a safe space.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together, we'll start with brief introductions, then dive into the specific challenges you're experiencin. This will help me create a tailored plan for us to work through in follow-up sessions

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I've been in the helping profession for over 20 years and enjoy helping others learn to navigate toward a healthier life balance, which is essential to living a happier life. My greatest strengths as a provider is that I'm patient, compassionate, an avid learner and prefer evidenced based approaches. Additionally, I'm a good listener, knowledgeable, nonjudging, and empathic. I believe these skills are essential in this profession.




My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I offer clients many years of successfully treating a wide range of conditions in multiple modalities. My approach is collaborative, compassionate, and solution focused. We'll work together to explore behaviors and thought patterns that may be contributing to problems in present day living and review skills tailored to harness optimal functioning.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

In my experience, people improve their functioning when they are provided with evidenced based skill sets and taught to practice them in a nonjudgemental, compassionate and supportive environment. During session, clients learn meditation and mindfulness-based techniques to help them consciously pay attention to thoughts and emotional experiencing to help them learn to have a healthier relationship with themselves and to face external challenges more effectively.


I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing to help clients break cycles of distress associated with traumatic memories.

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

I provide Culturally sensitive therapy by recognizing the uniqueness of each individual and understand how culture informs and may influence one's demeanor, thoughts, behaviors, relationship to self, others and the therapeutic processes. I provide clients a nonjudgemental safe space to share the multilayed influences that may be impacting their functioning.