Raven is a native New Yorker with a variety of clinical experience under her belt. She attended CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Forensic Psychology. She later attended CUNY Hunter College for her master’s in Clinical Social Work. She also completed End of Life Doula Training through INELDA.
Some of Raven’s work history includes working on several in-patient psychiatric units, including forensic and dual diagnosis, as well as CPEP (psychiatric emergency department), and palliative care medical units. She has also worked as a school social worker, in addition to working with an organization that provides therapeutic services to caregivers of children with cancer and/or other chronic medical conditions.
Raven’s therapeutic style is one that is person-centered, strengths-based, holistic, and empathic with the goal of ensuring that each person feels safe, seen, heard, and worthy of care. Her clinical and research interests include Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, as well as death, dying, and spirituality.
Raven grew up in a multicultural family with a family member who is deaf and she was able to learn American Sign Language growing up while learning English. She stays proactive about her mental wellness by hiking, camping, backpacking, dancing, yoga, meditation in addition to spending time with loved ones. She loves the diversity, all of the various cuisines that are available, the pizza, and the anonymity that living and working in New York City provides.
Raven enjoys giving back to the community by donating, recycling, composting (and help others to start composting), supporting local business, subscribing to a CSA (community-supported agriculture), and random acts of kindness.