My Approach to Helping
Do you need support to make positive life changes? Do you wonder if psychotherapy, coaching, or professional counseling is right for you? My practice is Milestone Group, conveniently located in the heart of Monmouth County's Bayshore Area. Let me help you achieve positive and lasting growth. My quality commitment includes:
-Returning your calls within one business day.
-Flexible same-day or next-day appointments.
-Goal-focused, collaborative, and empirically based treatment
-Individually tailored treatment plans
-A casual, friendly environment
-Coordination of care with other providers
More Info About My Practice
Milestone Group Mission Statement:
We pledge to provide outstanding coaching, counseling, and psychotherapy to each woman, man, and child we serve, both within the New Jersey Bayshore Area and beyond.
We use the most current research-backed interventions and techniques, thereby empowering our clients to know themselves, find greater meaning, and become who they're mean to be. We pledge to respect the dignity and humanity of each family member, client, associate, or employee who enters our doors.
We offer empathy and unconditional positive regard for all clients. We are committed to unwavering ethical and professional standards.
Milestone Group Core Values:
We affirm the irrepressible spirit of all persons, regardless of the mental health, academic, occupational, addictive, or relationship stresses they face. We celebrate the human spirit, pledging to:
-Respect and serve every individual or family who seeks help from us, to the best of our abilities and training.
-Commit to the strictest moral and ethical standards of our profession. We endeavor to keep abreast of current research in the field of mental health, and to competently and respectfully collaborate with other professionals and colleagues.
We accept most major insurance plans and will work with other plans that have out-of-network benefits.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I provide general counseling to individuals and couples for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and others. I am also fully trained and experienced in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is an empirically supported technique for reducing or eliminating the effects of posttraumatic stress disorder as well as other forms of psychological trauma.
The special populations I serve include:
1. Men and women who have suffered past sexual trauma and/or physical abuse. In most cases Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) has enabled them to work through their unresolved feelings and troubling memories, thus reducing and even eliminating their posttraumatic symptoms. They have also gained a renewed sense of peace in their lives.
2. Active and retired military and their families. Typical issues include the stress of multiple deployments, transitioning to civilian life, and the impact of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder.
3. First Responders, to help them deal with the stressors unique to their professions.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
The role of psychotherapy--as I practice it--is to help my clients undertake a journey of self-discovery so that they can achieve a greater sense of wellbeing and hope for their lives.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
The motto of my practice, Milestone Group, is, "Your Personal Growth is Our Passion." I believe that every person, no matter how beset they are by relationship problems, mood and anxiety issues, or dependence on alcohol, drugs or other compulsive behaviors, has an inner voice that cries out for healing and growth. My passion is to help my clients connect with that voice so that they can achieve this growth.