My Approach to Helping
Therapeutic Approaches: My therapeutic approaches are more eclectic rather than relying on one theory of therapeutic intervention. I believe that the most important aspect of the therapeutic dynamic is to establish a safe, open communication environment with the client. Some therapeutic techniques that I use most often derive from the Cognitive Behavioral, PsychoanalyticPsychodynamic, and Humanistic perspectives. When working with a client, it is best to understand which approach would work best for the client and their circumstances.
Education and Experience: I received my Master of Arts in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from William Paterson University and my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from King’s College.
More Info About My Practice
My experiences in the mental health field were primarily with adolescents in an academic environment. I was a School Psychology Intern for a High SchoolMiddle School in North Jersey, where I worked closely with the Child Study Team. I was able to interact with a variety of students and issues while working there, which included (but not limited to), school non-compliance, defiant behavior, disruptive behavior, working with children from neglectful/abusive homes, suicide ideation and risk assessment, working with children IEPs, and working collaboratively with families on various issues.
About Me: In my spare time, I enjoy working out and focusing on my physical health. I also enjoy playing a variety of video games, spending time with my family and friends, and listening to music.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Including but not limited to ADHD, Anxiety, Asperger?s Syndrome, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent Psychology, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Infertility, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Life Coaching, Marital and Premarital, Men?s Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Peer Relationships, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self-Care and Wellness, Self-esteem, Self-harming, Sexual and Gender Identity, Spirituality, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma and PTSD, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss, and Women?s Issues