Isabel is a native New Yorker who grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. She received a Bachelors in Psychology from Syracuse University and a Masters in Social Work from NYU’s Silver School of Social Work.
Isabel has conducted adult and family sessions in multiple settings. She has worked closely with adults experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety and trauma.
Isabel uses a collaborative approach with her clients. Her supportive and judgment-free approach empowers clients to use their strengths to face challenges and achieve their goals. Isabel’s work explores how childhood trauma affects functioning in adult life and she is interested in continuing to explore the impacts of trauma in her clinical work.
Isabel’s approach is tailored to each client to ensure it feels impactful, personal, and meaningful. It is deeply important to Isabel that she provides clients with a safe space to share their thoughts and feelings. Her goal is to help clients explore their lives and gain insight into their relationship with themselves and others.
Isabel was raised Jewish and is fluent in Hebrew. The majority of her family lives in Israel, and she tries to visit as often as she can. Isabel feels culturally connected to Israel and enjoys any opportunity to learn more about the country.
Isabel enjoys anything that gets her body moving during the day. She tends to ground herself by taking walks and partaking in yoga practices during the day. Isabel finds that getting fresh air and connecting with nature is incredibly helpful for her self-care. She also enjoys people-watching in the park and grounding herself by reading a good book. Isabel enjoys exploring NYC to find new and unique foods.
Being a born and raised New Yorker has given Isabel the opportunity to explore the many different, constantly-changing neighborhoods in the city. She enjoys learning about each neighborhood and the different characteristics they have. She is a believer that there is always somewhere new to explore and something new to try in the city.
Isabel donates blood every 8 weeks, to help minimize the blood shortage in NYC. She also volunteers with children in her free time.