My Approach to Helping
Are you plagued by disabling anxiety, depression, or feeling like nothing you do is ever good enough? Do you find yourself turning to drugs, alcohol, or diligently attending to food and weight to cope? Perhaps to escape, numb your feelings, or as a way to regain control? I see you. I know you're here because you're tired of feeling this way.
I specialize in helping people to disarm their eating disorders, substance addiction, and paralyzing feelings that get in the way of living a fulfilling life. I specialize in treating disordered eating, substance addiction, and anxiety. I use a combination of client-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and dialectical-behavioral techniques in my practice with clients. Goals vary from person to person, so I will tailor a treatment plan based on your individual needs and preferences.
Therapy is a collaborate journey where transformation happens. I will help you recognize the motivation for change that exists within you, and teach you healthier coping strategies to replace the harmful ones. I know that taking the first step is scary, and we will navigate those challenges together!
More Info About My Practice
I am a really good listener, but I am also really good at gently challenging my clients. With that said, I strive to strike a healthy balance between compassion and tough love. We can figure out together how much or how little of either approach works for you! While the work we do in session won’t be easy at times, I can promise you that we will talk, cry, and laugh it out together! You may view my professional credentials below:
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the NJ. I offer the convenience of online therapy sessions utilizing HIPAA compliant technology via video session, with the intention of resuming in-person sessions in the future.
I am proficient in using Client-centered approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I also rely on Humanistic, Gestalt, and supportive counseling techniques in my work with clients.
I have held several roles in the mental health field ranging from Intake Coordinator to Primary Therapist, and I have worked in a variety of clinical settings ranging from partial hospitalization to outpatient therapy.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Some of the concerns that bring my clients in for therapy are no stranger to me. My own struggles with anxiety, body image, and disordered eating all helped to shape me into the therapist that I am today. By working through my own struggles, I learned that my true passion lies in helping people recover from their struggles, too. Learning to have compassion for the body you have, and telling that nasty internal critic to take a hike is no easy feat! I'm not here to compare my pain to yours, but I can tell you that you have what it takes to overcome the hard stuff too. I want to walk this road with you.