My Approach to Helping
To get ahead, you've been told you need to act like a man in the workplace. Yet when you do “act like a man,” you're told you’re being too aggressive or referred to as a “bitch.” Woman over 35 are often overlooked by their industry and constantly on edge with the stress they must endure. Expectations are unreasonable for women in the workplace, and perceptions can be deceiving. You’re just feeling overwhelmed with the stress of having to “do it all.”
I’ve been there. I spent 20+ years in Corporate America, experiencing the stress and feelings of inadequacy. I can give you proven steps to feel more empowered and get recognized for your talents. By identifying key communication strategies and skills to remain centered in your power, you will achieve an abiding sense of peace and walk away with a road map to navigate your professional life.
More Info About My Practice
Working with and helping people is of great interest to me, and I am passionate about creating working environments that are conducive to being enjoyable and satisfying, and, at the same time, productive and profitable.
I am also a certified grief counselor from The American Academy of Grief Counseling (AAGC) through the American Institute of Health Care Professionals (AIHCP). As a grief counselor, I take a non-traditional approach to helping people cope with grief. Grieving is an individual process and each person's timeline is different. I help people understand and grieve at their own pace.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
My private practice in West Deptford, NJ serves the tri-state area but also nationally and around the world. I work primarily in three areas; professional women over 35, open-minded and innovative companies, and grief-stricken individuals who struggle with loss. I specialize in stress-reduction, empowerment, workplace inconsistencies and behavioral issues, and grieving individuals and families.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Misconceptions abound about what it means to talk to a professional psychologist. The need to talk about your emotions is seen as something to poke fun at, weak or shameful. That stigma is often why people don?t seek help in the first place.
However, here?s the reality: Therapy is an incredibly useful tool that helps with a range of issues, from anxiety to sleep to relationships to trauma. Research shows that it?s incredibly effective in helping cope with the stress of daily life at home or on the job. It?s worth it even if you don?t have a medical problem!
Here are a couple of reasons to speak to a professional:
1. You?re experiencing unexpected mood swing.
2. You're undergoing a big change (good or bad).
3. You're feeling isolated or alone.
4. You just feel like you need to talk to someone.
You'll be glad you did!
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
Having experience life altering events - including significant deaths of loved ones - I have learned many lessons during my journey. I feel that my experiences, both personally and professionally, have lead me to my path and purpose. Life is very short and it is extremely important to be compassionate to yourself and others. By virtue of my own life experiences in additional to my education and practice background, I feel I am in a unique position to help others on their journey. Change is good and knowing that there are opportunities to seize after struggles occur is life altering!