My Approach to Helping
I am a compassionate therapist who strives to create a supportive, compassionate environment to cultivate hope and facilitate positive change. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Stockton University, as well as s Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University specializing in the treatment of substance use disorders and behavioral addictions. I am dually licensed as a Professional Counselor and a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in New Jersey. I am also recognized as a Nationally Certified Counselor, and am an active member of the American Counseling Association. I began my journey as a therapist in 2009, and have acquired experience working in a variety of clinical settings. I have worked as an Intake Specialist, assisting members of the community in attaining placement in detox, residential, and outpatient behavioral health programs. I have also worked extensively as a group counselor in a range of clinical settings, including Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient. I enjoy working with both adults and adolescents recovering from a range of mental health conditions and behavioral addictions, and I am trained in a variety of behavioral and supportive strategies to help meet the needs of my clients.