My Approach to Helping
As a psychologist, I was trained using methods developed long ago. Many of those methods work effectively; however, we are in a different place now; times have changed, people have evolved, and our environment is entirely different.
Each situation is unique; each person’s stress, anxiety, and depression are distinct. I use an alternative approach – a combination of traditional methods along with a holistic and spiritual approach to help individuals.
If you are interested in trying something different, I am the counselor for you. By utilizing tried and true methods along with an open-minded approach, you'll have a customized plan to help you cope with your challenges.
More Info About My Practice
As life challenges go, I’ve pretty much hit the jackpot (and not necessarily the windfall you may be thinking). My life’s journey has led me to this place, this purpose.
I help men and women deal with the most challenging aspects of life, but I am particularly drawn to helping anyone in their quest for empowerment. In these most challenging of times, people are still expected to be all things to most people, with little thought of what it does to their psyche.
I work to help relieve the stresses of life and career, anxiety, or feelings of misperceptions by others in life or career. I specifically help alleviate the feelings of guilt, undervalued, and unempowered.
My passion is to help people have those “light bulb” moments. This comes from a combination of my spirituality, personal values, successes, and, yes, failures along the way.
I’ve gone down that dark, lonely road of uncertainty and despair. I understand loneliness, misperceptions, and fear.
However, I also know the joy that challenges can bring, the light at the end of the tunnel, and the metamorphosis that takes place when you find that inner strength and confidence!
I would love to help you feel empowered and self-assured in all areas of life!
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!