My Approach to Helping
It is my priority to offer you unconditional support and acceptance in order to create a space for deep exploration of thoughts, feelings and experiences in order to heal and grow. You are ready to challenge learned ways of thinking, coping and behaving in order to improve your self image and internal happiness; I am eager to walk with you in your journey, extend a hand and offer encouragement, support and acceptance. My ultimate hope is that at the culmination of our time together, you will have reached the highest possible level of self understanding, self acceptance, and self love, or your deepest, most connected relationship. I am ready to meet you with acceptance and care and begin the journey to your best life!
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Do you want to begin to free yourself from the chains of the past and live a more worry free life in the present moment? Together we can reclaim all that you are and move toward all that you are meant to be regardless of your past.
Are you feeling disconnected in your relationship? Like you are wandering alone through a forest abandoned by the one person who you thought would always have your back? Relationship therapy will help you find your way back to each other, and to your best relationship.
Do you want to know yourself more, understand your needs and feel more empowered? We will work to reintegrate all of the pieces of you. The you that is whole.
Are you interested in increased satisfaction, passion, and intimacy from your relationships, your connections or life in general? You and I will create healthier connections with yourself, and significant others in your life.
Do you want to feel stronger and simply feel more at ease in your life in general? We will kickstart your journey toward your most brilliant, amazing self!
Are you seeking individual therapy to cope with unprocessed traumas in your life? We will work to clear old patterns of survival that have been standing in your way of thriving.
Are you feeling especially alone and isolated or mired in sadness? Maybe you feel stuck and unable to move forward? We can work together to help you feel whole and truly uncover your best self in order to regain your momentum.
Are you looking to deepen an already great connection in your life relationship? Let?s create a new level of intimacy with your partner(s) or in your relationship(s)!
My Role as a Therapist
I am a learner. Since a young age, I have had a desire to learn the importance and impact of human connection and to support others in their journey to living authentically. I earned my Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Bachelor of Psychology from Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Currently, I am a registered mental health counselor intern (IMH19194) working toward becoming a fully Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am also a Licensed Associate Counselor in the state of New Jersey. As a registered intern in the state of Florida I am being supervised by Emy Tafelski. This means that not only am I constantly learning, but I essentially offer you two therapists for the price of one! My mission is to help you reach your personal, professional, social and relationship goals by providing an environment where you learn acceptance, support, and care. I will learn from you as you will learn to heal.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
You are courageous. Reaching out takes bravery and introspection, and can be the first step in finding your authentic self and living a more fulfilling and enjoyable life. Though you may be feeling anxiety, depression, or other deeply uncomfortable thoughts, you are prepared to learn strategies to fully process these emotions. You may also be seeking healthy relationships, whether social, sexual or romantic. I understand that these relationships are vital to your emotional and spiritual well-being, and helping you to explore and examine these connections is an integral part of our time together. Also, as an LGBTQI aware counselor, I am open to working with and discussing all types of relationships and experiences in authentic and straightforward conversation. I respect your courage, regardless of where you may be on your journey.