Vera believes that therapy serves a similar function as education: it nurtures abilities, raises self-awareness, and maintains the connection with parts of our human nature. Therefore, everyone can benefit from therapy. She works with clients to navigate challenges, foster self-growth, and develop new insights. She aims to provide an experience that brings out curiosity inwards and outwards. She cares about your most presenting concern and can work out a specialized plan with you to address various needs. Her approach includes a mixture of psychodynamic, person-centered, and cognitive-behavioral techniques.
Vera received her B.S in Applied Psychology from New York University, and Ed.M. and M.A. in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. Besides clinical work, she actively participates and publishes in research. Her research interests include the role of culture in gender and racial socialization as well as its manifestation in everyday language use. Vera believes theory, research, and practice are intrinsically intertwined. She continuously draws inspiration from her continuing education and research work to grow as a psychotherapist.