My Approach to Helping
I had the privilege of providing bereavement counseling to hospice clients during my internship in graduate school and also facilitated a support group for individuals struggling with eating disorders. These were extremely meaningful experiences and I felt honored to witness the resiliency and self-discovery of the clients I served. A good deal of my experience has been in addiction treatment, working in both outpatient and residential settings. I am currently working towards my Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification (LCADC). I have worked with individuals of all ages from various backgrounds.
As a counselor, I create a space of non-judgment, compassion, and safety. My goal is to work in collaboration with my clients to identify strengths, challenges, and new ways of engaging with themselves and their world. I utilize an array of therapeutic approaches dependent on the needs of the client. These include Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, Hakomi, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
A little bit about me: I enjoy spending time with my dog, running, walking, reading, and seeing live music.
More Info About My Practice
I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Rutgers University and earned a Master’s degree in Counseling from Regis University in Colorado. While obtaining my Master’s degree, I also completed a two-year training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Therapy. Hakomi uses the body as an access point to discover unconscious patterns and core beliefs. It has the potential to create long-lasting healing and deeply informs my work.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Including but not limited to Academic Underachievement, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Chronic Pain, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Communication Skills, Coping Skills, Cultural Identity, Depression, Divorce, Drug Abuse, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Obesity, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Phobias, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Care, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Abuse, Trauma, Video Game Addiction, Weight loss, Women?s Issues