My Approach to Helping
As a Licensed Associate Counselor, I am passionate about helping individuals find their own voice and discover coping skills to deal with everyday stressors. I feel privileged to be allowed to be part of each client’s journey and have had the honor to witness many transformations. I firmly believe that this process begins with forming a trusting therapeutic relationship. Therefore, I utilize a strength-based approach that meets the individuals where they are while building self-efficacy. I believe each person deserves a non-judgmental space where they can feel safe. I focus on helping them discover the connection between their thoughts, feeling, and actions. I incorporate a multitude of evidence-based interventions that include but are not limited to; CBT, mindfulness, person-centered, strength-based, motivational interview, and SFBT.
More Info About My Practice
I graduated from Georgian Court University with an M.A in Clinical Mental Health and my undergraduate degree was in psychology. My internship was at Community Recovery in Freehold, NJ where I specialized in substance abuse disorders. While there, I co-facilitated a group for clients who were on drug court or attended on their own accord, we incorporated psychoeducation as well as motivational interview and mindfulness approaches.
My personal goals are centered on health and wellness as well as balance. I enjoy going on hikes, practicing yoga and make spending time with family and friends a priority. I believe that in order to have a full life we must be connected in a meaningful way to the things we value.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Infertility, Infidelity, Marital, Medication Management, Men's Issues, Mindfulness, Mood disorders, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Weight Loss, Women's Issues, Addiction, Antisocial Personality, Chronic Illness, Hoarding, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, School Issues ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Autism, Chronic Relapse, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Gambling, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction