My Approach to Helping
I am a licensed clinical social worker who offers a comfortable, judgment-free setting where people in therapy may address their issues safely. My counseling style is warm, gentle, and humorous as I empower clients to heal and grow. During treatment, I work with individuals and families to develop positive skills to resolve the issues that brought them to therapy.
More Info About My Practice
I have provided mental health services to adults, teenagers, and children for ten years. I have experience working in a number of therapeutic settings, including outpatient clinical treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, substance abuse treatment for teenagers, and crisis management.
I attended the UCONN School of Social Work and earned a master?s degree in social work in 2008. In 2010, I earned licensure as a clinical social worker. I have advanced training in a number of therapeutic modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. Additionally, I have a great deal of experience and training on working with children and adults who have experiences traumatic events.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I work with children, adolescents, and adults who have anxiety, a history of trauma, mood disorders, low self-esteem, parenting challenges, difficulty coping with transitions and trouble managing stress. I also offer supervision services.
My Therapy Focus
Combined with the therapeutic relationship, I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and a strengths-based approach.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
For most individuals, therapy is not a life-long endeavor. I strive to help my clients achieve their clinical goal and get to a point where they no longer need to attend therapy. While some individuals are able to resolve the issues that brought them to treatment within a few months, others may need a year or more. I typically recommend that my clients start treatment with weekly appointments and then come in less frequently as progress is made. By the time that discharge is being considered, sessions are typically once every 3-4 weeks.