My Approach to Helping
As a therapist, my goal is to create a safe, welcoming space for individuals to share their story in a non-judgmental environment. While providing support to clients, I will assist clients in setting realistic, achievable goals while validating their experiences. Therapy is a journey and my role is to motivate, encourage, and travel with the client. Whether we look at our lives as a series of chapters or stories, I believe in adding new chapters of change and exploration. We may even write completely new stories.
My therapeutic approach incorporates multiple modalities tailored to the individual, couple, or family. With a background in family systems, I have gained a passion for working with families, while understanding the role individuals play within their family. My therapeutic style includes person-centered, narrative, emotionally focused, strategic family therapy, multicultural, play therapy, trauma focused, solution focused, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
In my free time, you can find me on my yoga mat practicing handstands or at the beach collecting seashells. I am always ready to find a new restaurant to try or get ice cream. I enjoy time spent with friends and family, fishing, reading a good book, puzzles, and watching the latest binge-worthy series.
More Info About My Practice
Education and Experience:
I received my Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy from The College of New Jersey, CACREP approved. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rowan University. I am certified as a National Certified Counselor and obtain my license as a Licensed Associate Counselor. I began working with school aged children, followed by expanding my focus to adolescent and adult populations. I have experience in community mental health agencies, as well as college and academic settings.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Including but not limited to, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Suicidal Ideation, Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy, Family and Relationship Conflict, Transgender Identity, Behavioral and Developmental Issues, Eating Disorders, ADHD, Chronic Illness, Mood Disorders, Learning and Intellectual Disabilities, Grief and Loss, Spirituality, PTSD, Anger Management, Women?s and Men?s Issues, Pregnancy, Prenatal & Postpartum, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Peer Relationships, Adolescent Issues, Teen Violence, Parenting, Self Esteem, Domestic Violence and Abuse, Bipolar Disorder, Divorce, Substance Abuse, Emotional Disturbance, Medication Management, Racial Identity, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, Sexual Abuse, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Infidelity, Internet & Video Game Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Coping Skills, Weight Loss, Self-Harming, College and Career Counseling, Academic Underachievement, Stress Management, Mindfulness and Meditation, Life Transitions, LGBTQ+ Concerns Chronic Pain, Domestic Violence