My Approach to Helping
My approach to counseling varies from client to client. I do not believe that there is a “one size fits all”, cookie cutter approach to counseling. Each and every client has different needs, strengths, and backgrounds. Therefore, it is important to tailor counseling approaches to each client. I tend to focus on client strengths and abilities as much as possible. Empowering my clients is something I can incorporate into all counseling styles! I also use a person-centered approach as much as possible in order to enhance empowerment and allow my clients to take an active role in creating and achieving their goals. I meet all clients where they are, in terms of treatment acceptance and goals in order to build strong rapport.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I like reading and I always challenge myself to continue learning. I enjoy spending time outside and enjoying all that nature has to offer!
More Info About My Practice
I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kean University. From there, I went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. I completed my internship requirements, passed the National Counselor Exam, and now I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC). I have experience working with adolescents and adults who struggle from substance abuse or co-occurring disorders.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Addiction, ADHD, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Alzheimer's, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Infertility, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Life Transitions, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Stress, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues