My Approach to Helping
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience providing psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families. I work with children, adolescents and adults to explore issues, develop effective coping skills, coping skills, and improve overall well-being from a strength-based approach. Utilizing an eclectic approach to treatment, built on a solid foundation of empathy and trust, I connect with clients in a way that facilitates growth and change. My goal is to help you identify your goals in a meaningful way to facilitate forward movement in your life and to develop a fuller sense of self-acceptance. With an extensive background in trauma-informed treatment, I offer an expertise working with issues related to trauma, abuse, human trafficking and domestic violence. As an addiction specialist and OASAS-DMV approved provider, I am able to provide drug and alcohol evaluations as well as recovery-focused treatment to individuals dealing with substance abuse and addiction. Some of my other specialty areas of focus include working with First Responders, other helping professionals and caregivers. I have been very successful in helping couples sort through some very difficult relationship issues, gain clarity and make decisions about their relationship. As a Family Systems-trained, Imago Theory, strength and resiliency based therapist my focus has been helping individuals, couples and families deal with relationship conflict, infidelity, divorce, blended, family of origin and other family issues. I connect well with and enjoy working with teens and young adults. I like helping others with life and career coaching, I am able to provide services to employees as an EAP provider. I have extensive training and background in all aspects of human trafficking and domestic violence. I am able to help individuals struggling with trauma, abuse, PTSD as well as bereavement, grief and loss, anger management and CIR provider.