My Approach to Helping
Therapy should not just be about helping clients survive, but I want all my clients to thrive. I am all about empowering clients to live their best life possible. No matter how long you have been struggling with your issues, I am confident we can work together to come up with results that make you feel inspired. The goal of all my sessions is for my clients to leave the room feeling better than when they walked in. I am approachable, kind, and caring. I understand it is a big first step to come to counseling, and I commend you for taking that leap of faith. My approach is humanistic, and I believe a therapist should have unconditional regard for their clients. Mindfulness is a hobby of mine and I run meditation groups.
More Info About My Practice
I received my masters from Kean University in their dual master's program for Licensed Professional Counselors as well as School Counseling. I have worked in various settings including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, intensive outpatient programs (substance abuse and mental health) as well as dual diagnosis partial care programs. I am a passionate advocate for eating disorder awareness. I serve as a Chapter Leader for a local eating disorder volunteer group and participate in volunteer events with the National Eating Disorder Association. Recently, I became certified by NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association) as a Body Group Facilitator. I facilitate groups for young women in college and high school about rejecting the appearance ideal and that promote body positivity for all shapes and sizes. I have also worked in college settings as a mentor for undergraduate students on academic probation. I advised students on things like striking a school, work, life balance, academic achievement, and time management. I have also worked in middle and high schools as a school counselor on all issues including bullying, LGBT, behavioral and academic problems, etc.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
ADHD, Academic Underachievement and Stress, Adjustment Disorder, Addiction, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Antisocial Personality, Anger Management, Anxiety, Asperger?s, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Body Image, Career and College Counseling, Panic Disorder, Depression, Self-Harm, Impulse Control, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Disorder, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Couples & Family Counseling, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental disorders, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief & Loss, Group Facilitation, Infertility, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Marital and Premarital, Medical Detox, Medication Management, Men?s Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Oppositional Defiance, Personality Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Co-Occurring Diagnoses, Peer Relationships, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Sexual Identity, Substance Abuse, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress Management, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Trauma and PTSD & Women?s Issues , Self Care, Wellness, Holistic