My Approach to Helping
Trust, safety, and collaboration are important factors in building upon a strong therapeutic relationship. I encourage and assist clients to manage their lives and stressors in order to create long-term change. As a counselor, I view a client non-judgmentally, empathetically, and holistically. I utilize multiple approaches, to work with each client based upon their individual needs, including Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Art or Expressive Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
More Info About My Practice
I earned my Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Then I received my master's degree in counseling, from Montclair State University, where I focused on Clinical Mental Health Counseling. As a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), I have had the opportunity to work in an outpatient facility, working with a variety of populations. I have gained experience working with adolescents and adults from various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time listening to music, hiking, eating at a variety of breakfast restaurants and spending time with those close to me.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Addiction, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Alzheimer's, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, 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, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Men's Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss, Women's Issues