I am dedicated to guiding people in explorations of their innate capacity to heal, awaken, and flourish. I came to this calling by navigating my own struggles with physical and emotional health, loss, and grief. Though challenging, these experiences endowed me with invaluable insights, skills, and the unwavering belief that it is always possible to both overcome hardship and to thrive.
I work with people of all ages and orientations. My areas of expertise include somatic healing, narrative, self-compassion, relationships, grief, listening, reproductive health, recovery, empathy, and mindfulness.
Master of Social Work, NYU Silver School of Social Work (degree expected 2022)
Columbia University, MS in Narrative Medicine (2012-2014)
New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, BA; Concentrations: Gender & Cultural Studies, Medical Anthropology, & Narrative Theory. (2007-2009)
Certified Health and Wellness Coach (CHWC), Wellcoaches Corporation
Full-Spectrum Doula, The Doula Project
Labor and Birth Doula, DONA International
Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda
Restorative Yoga Teacher, Laughing Lotus Yoga Center
As a wellness coach, I guide individuals in using mindful awareness, embodiment, and narrative practices to cultivate their ideal relationship with themselves and their lives. I was certified as a Health and Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches School of Coaching.
At New York University's School of Medicine, I develop and teach wellness programming (e.g. mindfulness, processing, reflection) for students and physicians. I also conduct research on resilience and co-curate the podcast Thriving in Scrubs.
I received a Master of Science in Narrative Medicine--the study of how stories can be used for healing--at Columbia University in 2014, and designed a similar course of study as an undergraduate at NYU. I was awarded a 2017-2018 Fellowship from Columbia to explore Narrative Medicine as a Wisdom Practice. I also oversee programs at Health Story Collaborative, a non-profit that creates forums for individuals to tell their stories of personal health challenges.
Since 2008, I have served as a doula, providing compassionate care for people during experiences of birth, abortion, miscarriage, fetal anomaly, and perinatal loss. I was on the Leadership Circle of the Doula Project from 2013-2018, and trained aspiring doulas.
I am a founding member of The Wing, bake pies from scratch, frequently find my thoughts have been replaced by Hamilton lyrics, and consider yoga and dancing my medicine!