As a Manhattan-native and alumnus of Trinity School, a competitive preparatory school, Reina has insight into the academic, professional and social pressures associated with early adulthood in New York. Reina has taught a Dialectical Behavior Skills group at The Dalton School in the fall of 2016 for sophomores and seniors. She integrated core skills around mindfulness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance to help Dalton students manage difficult emotions, minimize impulsivity and develop more competence self soothing when faced with stress and anxiety. Her knowledge of the New York landscape allows her to connect with young adults and support them in managing their anxiety, integrating healthier coping mechanisms, and building a positive self-image.
Reina works with young adults struggling with depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, impulsivity, mood swings, self-harm and substance use. She helps young adults develop both an awareness and an understanding of their emotions while identifying triggers in the environment to provide competence around challenging life events. Her practice integrates dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in order to provide young adults a skill set to decrease destructive behaviors and impulsivity while promoting healthier ways to find happiness, acceptance and confidence. Reina’s approach is designed to assist young adults reach their fullest potential while providing the skills and knowledge to develop healthy relationships with family members, friends and romantic partners.