My Approach to Helping
As a Licenses Associate Counselor, I am passionate about helping individuals find their own voice and discover the “root ball” from which their distress stems. 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 multicultural and 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 to speak their truth and 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, yoga, trauma focused, wellness, art and play therapy.
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 and education. My internship was at St. Francis on LBI in NJ where I specialized in trauma focused therapy specifically dealing with intimate partner violence, sexual abuse and assault. While there I co-facilitated a group for parents of children who had been sexually abused where we incorporated psycho- education as well as yoga and mindfulness approaches. I worked with many adolescents and worked specifically on building self-esteem and resiliency through attainable goal setting as well incorporating family involvement where appropriate. I approach each session and client from a holistic framework looking at all aspects that could provide the most support.
My personal goals are centered on health and wellness as well as balance. I participate in yoga a few times a week 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, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Infertility, Infidelity, Marital, Medication Management, Men's Issues, Mindfulness, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Weight Loss, Women's Issues, Addiction, Antisocial Personality, Borderline Personality, Chronic Illness, Hoarding, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, School Issues