My Approach to Helping
Therapeutic Approaches: Psychodynamic, Existential, Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychology, Play Therapy, Psychoeducation, Systems Theory. I believe in an evidence-based, integrative method, which is best suited to meet the needs of the individual or couple.
Education: I earned my Master’s Degree in School Counseling from the College of New Jersey. During graduate school, I had the opportunity to present at the ACA National Conference on “Navigating Acculturation with Pride and Hope: Promoting Resiliency in Asian Immigrant Children and Adolescents.” Recently, I worked as a postgraduate staff counselor with Mental Health Services at TCNJ, where I provided direct clinical care to the diverse undergraduate and graduate population, from varied socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and LGBTQ+ identities. Currently, I work as a Learning Specialist, supporting the needs of students with learning and/or physical disabilities in a fee-based student support program. I am a life-long learner, who believes that learning happens beyond the classroom and never stops.
More Info About My Practice
As a learning specialist, a certified school counselor, and now a licensed associate counselor, I have been very passionate about being in the helping profession for many years. I find that everyone has a story to share and that most of my clients want to have the opportunity to share that story. I believe in a client-centered, holistic approach, where clients can feel empowered and motivated to help themselves attain their goals and reach their fullest potential. My counseling approach encompasses a growth mindset, mindfulness, self-compassion, and empathy.
Hobbies/Interests: I love spending time with my husband and two children, watching football, dancing, gardening, reading, hiking, and watching movies.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Include Child, Adolescent and Adult Individual, Couples and Family Therapy for: Anxiety Disorders, Academic Underachievement, Anger Management, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Addiction, Adoption, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Conflict Resolution, Coping Skills, Cultural IdentityModel Minority, Depression, Divorce, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief and Loss, Infertility, Infidelity, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, LGBTQ+, Marital and Premarital, Men's Issues, Multicultural, Obesity, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Phobias, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), RacialMulticultural Identity, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Teen Violence, Trauma, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss, Women's Issues