My Approach to Helping
When it comes to working with my clients, I pride myself on the establishment and development of therapeutic rapport most of all. I believe that empathic regard and supportive, non-judgmental reflection combine to create the foundation of any counselor-client relationship, which if cemented and developed, can foster growth and/or change with any goal that clients are looking to work on. I truly value the ability to provide clients with that compassionate rapport and interaction that allows them to advocate for and empower themselves. Therefore, I primarily gravitate towards a Person-Centered therapeutic perspective; however, I also draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Play Therapy and Solution Focused therapy.
About me: My hobbies include playing Pokemon Go, watching movies, shows, gaming, traveling, trying new cuisines, and laughing. I enjoy both meeting new people and spending time with those close to me.
More Info About My Practice
I earned my Master\'s degree in Counseling, with a Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration from Montclair State University. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor, as well as a National Certified Counselor. As a Licensed Associate Counselor, I have gained extensive experience working in different settings and with different diagnoses, providing various populations different therapeutic interventions, based on client needs. My counseling experience started while working as a Case Manager for an outpatient Partial-Care Program, providing mainly group therapy, including orchestrating psycho-education and processing groups for a client population that includes diagnoses such as Mood and Personality disorders, as well as Schizophrenia. I then transitioned to providing individual therapy for a diverse population, including working with children, adolescents, and adults, at a non-profit community agency. At this community agency, I collaborated with highly skilled supervision and clinicians to provide the most comprehensive client care, utilizing treatment planning, assessment methods and therapeutic interventions tailored to each client\'s particular goals.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Including but not limited to ADHD, Adjustment Disorder, Anger Management, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Impulsivity, Codependency, Coping Skills, Core Beliefs, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief and Loss, Identity Issues, Internet Addiction, LGBTQ Issues, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Mindfulness, Multicultural Counseling, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Parenting, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Care and Wellness, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Stress Management, Teen Violence, Trauma and PTSD, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss, and Women?s Issues