My Approach to Helping
Clinical Approach: I like to use an integrative approach when working with my clients because everyone is different and might require a different approach. This allows us to bring together all aspects of a person and learn how one area in our lives might be affecting another. As a counselor, my goal is for the client and myself to work collaboratively and comfortably and come to an understanding of what they are truly looking to improve or change in their lives.
A Bit About Myself: I am a big advocate for self-care, so I make sure to take care of my own mental health days as well. I enjoy dancing and performing, reading, listening to my favorite music, and watching different types of tv shows. I love traveling and doing anything adventurous, and hopefully one day I can experience bungee jumping and skydiving.
More Info About My Practice
I am currently a Licensed Associate Counselor, working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University, majoring in Psychology with a minor in LGBTQ studies. During this time, I worked with children, teens, and college-aged students in various environments, assisting them with coping skills, improving their behavior, broadening their thinking, and furthering their education. I then received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Throughout this time, I worked with individuals who experienced sexual trauma as well as individuals who are developmentally delayed. Both experiences were very different but allowed me to work with a varying degree of people and issues that helped me become more well-rounded. I also have experience as a case manager, where I assist clients diagnosed with schizophrenic, psychotic, bipolar, etc. disorders with reintegrating into the community once discharged from long term psychiatric hospitals.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Ages 13 to adulthood, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, Sleep Wake Disorders, Sexual Dysfunctions, Gender Identity, Sexual Identity, LGBTQIA+, Conduct Disorders, Substance Use and Addictive Disorders, Personality Disorders, Stress Related Disorders, Developmental and Intellectual Disorders, Eating Disorders, Body Image Issues, Career Counseling, Couples Counseling, School and Work Issues, RaceCultural Issues, and Women Issues, ADHD, Adoption, Anger Management, Asperger's Syndrome, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Chronic Impulsivity, Codependency, Coping Skills, Divorce, Dual Diagnosis, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief, Hoarding, Infertility, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Medication Management, Men's Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Addiction, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Teen Violence, Video Game Addiction, and Weight Loss