Hey there, I'm so glad you're here! My name is Deanna and I'm a NYC-based therapist.
I help women of color navigate issues related to their identity and relationships. Many clients come in citing anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed, or struggling with work/life balance, and I often find that once “peeled,” these issues tend to stem from lack of self-awareness, boundaries, and a healthy relationship with the self.
I remain authentic by being myself, and I aim to be the same person in and out of session. I like to infuse flavor & humor in session while remaining realistic, practical, and sensitive. I have a vibrant personality that allows me to be fully engaged, I’m def not the type of therapist to take notes & routinely nod in silence.
I believe it’s important for clients to get an idea of who a therapist is before coming in, so here’s a little about me:
I’m originally from NYC but moved around a lot due to my father’s military service. I joined the U.S. Army right after graduating high school and served nearly 4 fours on active duty. After my military service I completed my bachelor’s degree in pre-law at John Jay (CUNY), and went on to complete two master’s degrees in psychological counseling at Teachers College, Columbia University. I completed my graduate clinical internships at Henry Street Settlement and Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services.
In another life I would probably be a make-up artist - I love all things make-up and beauty! In my spare time I’m reading, exercising, or asking a million questions at Sephora.
I currently live in NJ with my husband and teacup yorkie - if she ever behaves I’d love to make her an office dog!