You want to feel on top of your game at work, and surrounded by people you love and feel connected to.
But anxiety and insecurity get in the way of your happiness. Like many people, you've reached out because what used to work just isn’t anymore.
Psychotherapy can help practice better communication, build strong relationships, manage your anxiety, and grow your self-confidence.
That way, you can get unstuck, and start living your best life.
I'm a clinical psychologist who helps professionals feel confident and fulfilled at work and their relationships. I'm also an assistant professor of psychology at the New School for Social Research, and director of the Culture and Mental Health Lab.
I received my doctorate from Rutgers University, where I focused on multicultural psychology, anxiety, and trauma. I originally came from Puerto Rico for my education, and ended up staying and working in New York City (Krispy Kremes *may* have played a role). In my off-time, I'm an avid gamer, and perform regularly as a spoken word artist.
My approach and commitment to you
My approach is direct, conversational, and collaborative, grounded in the best available scientific approaches, yet tailored to your specific needs. My job is to help you develop an action plan and push you toward your goals.
We’ll work together to help you understand the anxiety that fuels your behavior, learn better coping skills, and improve your relationships and self-esteem. I use cutting-edge tools to make sure these treatments work for you.
My philosophy and social responsibility
Aside from my clinical work, I devote myself in my writing and activism to addressing racial injustice at the community and public policy level. I'm a liaison to the American Psychological Association on racial and ethnic minority issues, and an activist-scholar in the Nuyorican scene in New York City. As an educator and supervisor, I'm actively involved in recruiting and training a diverse body of future psychologists.
I work from an intersectional perspective, and strongly believe that caring about your community means caring for all members of your community--especially those with gender non-conforming and sexual minority identities. As a cisgender straight man, I believe that ally-ship to LGBTQIA individuals is not something I can just "claim" for myself, but must earn from those most affected.
That's a bit about me, now I'd love to hear about you. If you're looking for help, reach out to book a phone consultation below. Let's talk!
Awards & Recognitions
Recipient of the "Multiculturalism & Psychoanalysis" Award of the NYU Post-Doctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis.
Recipient of the 2018 "Teacher of the Year" Award of the Mt. Sinai-St. Luke's Department of Psychiatry.
Conferred a distinction as "Division Scholar" of Division 39, American Psychological Association.