My Approach to Helping
Treatment Approach: My treatment approach for each client is to meet you where you are and support you as we walk through life’s obstacles. I utilize an eclectic approach drawing from various modalities including Cognitive Behavior, Psychodynamic, Person-Centered, Solution Focused, Existential, and others. I believe that by creating a safe, comfortable, nonjudgmental environment, the therapeutic relationship can blossom, and clients can be empowered to bring about change in their thoughts, actions, and lives.
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way” – Victor Frankl
More About Me: In my free time I’m usually found spending quality time with my friends and family, including my dog. When I’m feeling creative, I enjoy sketching or starting a new arts and crafts project. I like to stay active too, but my kind of fitness involves training on the trapeze, lyra, silks, or other aerial apparatus.
More Info About My Practice
Educational Background: I obtained my Master’s in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from William Paterson University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Eastern University. I’m currently pursuing a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania with the intention of combining the fields of veterinary medicine and counseling psychology.
I have experience working with children, teenagers and adults from my internship at West Bergen Mental Healthcare providing individual and group therapy. I have experience working with teenagers from many walks of life through my involvement in youth ministry collectively for 6 years. Due to my involvement in the veterinary field, my counseling career has been on hiatus for the past few years, but I’m excited to be involved in clients’ lives once again.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Anxiety and Depression, Academic Underachievement, ADHD, Adoption, Anger Management, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Children and Adolescents, Chronic Pain, Chronic Impulsivity, Coping Skills, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Infertility, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Marital and Premarital, Obesity and Weight Loss, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal and Postpartum, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma and PTSD, Video Game Addiction, Women?s Issues