Life is Now Session. Are You Present?
Between 2015-17, I managed a private practice called Interactive Discovery located in Park Slope, Brooklyn. I provided customer service, organized monthly clinical supervision meetings and led mindful practices for clinicians, demonstrated the value of creating a holistic store within the practice, and redesigned the practice’s website. My experience also includes volunteering at Elmhurst Hospital between 2016-2017, providing counseling, and emotional support to children and adolescents of the inpatient psychiatric unit experiencing a variety of psychological trauma. In 2019, I have been awarded a Social Work Master’s degree from Hunter College. During my first year of studies, I worked at the Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) where I assisted voluntary and involuntary clients who range from psychiatric, physical, substance abuse and mental diagnoses to promote wellness by providing services tailored to individual needs and in the form of family dynamics. As part of my training I additionally co-facilitated and lead groups based on wellness and self-management: problem-solving, impulse control, emotional self-regulation, and social interactions. As my second-year training, I continued deepening my clinical and interviewing skills, and techniques necessary for proper evaluation, assessment and identification of clients’ psychological concerns through my work at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center (PPSC) post-graduate institute located in Manhattan. I provided individual psychotherapy under the supervision of two trained clinicians Panthea Saidipour, LCSW and Joan Brady, LCSW.