My Approach to Helping
I enjoy working with a wide variety of people, and I believe that providing effective treatment is unique to each individual. I believe that kindness and compassion are essential in establishing meaningful connections with clients, a playful nature is important to have with younger populations, and nonjudgment is paramount. I generally approach therapy from a Person-Centered background, focusing on support, validation, positive regard, and genuineness. I also integrate the Psychodynamic approach, as well as Cognitive Behavioral, Culturally Sensitive, Feminist, Integrative, Interpersonal, Multicultural, Relational, and Strengths-Based approaches. I believe it is important to meet each client with a new perspective and to adapt therapy to best suit their needs.
Some of my favorite activities include: spending as much time as possible with my niece, hiking (or doing anything outside), playing soccer, traveling, and trying new restaurants (I love food). I also really like scary movies.
More Info About My Practice
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and my Master’s in Professional Counseling from Seton Hall University. I have interned and worked in a variety of settings including a high school program for underachieving youth, a hospital’s mentally ill chemical abuse program for teens, young adults, and adults, a residential facility for adults, a program for homeless individuals and domestic violence survivors, an partial care program for adults, and as an in-home clinician for adolescents. I have provided both group and individual counseling, and have worked with a wide range of ages, from young children to older adults. Throughout my experience I have provided counseling services to individuals with a wide variety of presenting concerns, from severe to situational. I was also involved as a preschool assistant teacher for six years.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Including, but not limited to: Addiction, ADHD, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image Issues, Borderline Personality, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Drug Abuse, Dual-Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief and Loss, Hoarding, Identity Development, Infertility, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Medical Detox, Medication Management, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Relational Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Sports Performance, Stress, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Transgender, Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss, and Women's Issues