My Approach to Helping
The approach I take in my treatment is building a working relationship with clients to enable trust between client and counselor. My theoretical orientation is a combination of Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am a strong believer in empowering people to make their own choices. I encourage people to look at their thoughts and feelings because a lot can be learned from how we think and perceive the world. Motivational interviewing is another tool that I rely on in my treatment. Building up a client\'s positive self-image and pointing out discrepancies has many benefits to helping a client achieve their goals.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends. During the summers, I love taking trips down the shore and relaxing by the beach. I also like hiking, trying new restaurants, and watching different kinds of shows.
More Info About My Practice
I obtained my Master’s Degree in Counseling with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling from Montclair State University. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor in the State of New Jersey as well as a National Certified Counselor. My experience includes both individual and group treatment. I have worked in a variety of settings which include outpatient and residential programs, allowing me to have the opportunity to work with a wide range of disorders and clients. I completed my internship at a substance abuse clinic which gave me a wealth of knowledge and experience with that type of population.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Ages 13 to adulthood Including, but not limited to Addiction, ADHD, Adjustment Disorder, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Adjustment Disorders, Asperger?s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Body Image, Bullying, Codependency, Communication Issues, Coping Skills, Cultural Identity, Developmental Disorders, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Fertility Issues, Gambling, Gender Role Issues, Grief and Loss, Health and Wellness, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Learning Disorders, LGBTQ+, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Men?s Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, OCD, Pain, Peer Relationships, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, School and Work Related Issues, Self-Acceptance, Self-Care, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Setting Boundaries, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality and Gender Identity, Spirituality, Sleep or Insomnia, Sports Performance, Stress Management, Substance UseAbuse, Suicidal Ideation, Test Anxiety, Trauma, Weight LossMaintenance, Veterans