My Approach to Helping
Thank you for visiting my page! I will help you learn, develop, and utilize coping skills to alleviate stress, reduce symptoms, and overcome the challenges you are experiencing. I will help you manage feelings of depression and elevate your mood. I will assist you in reducing the intensity of anger and anxiety and increase your ability to function. I will help you acquire and practice communication skills to improve your family and social relationships. I will help you build confidence and a consistently positive self-image. Our work together will aid in your emotional, psychological, and physical growth. I will help you take action and make change.
My treatment approach is solution-focused and empathetic. I hope to empower you to draw on personal strengths and find attainable solutions. I prioritize the therapeutic relationship and strive to create a safe and comfortable space for our work together. If appropriate, I also include family members to improve the communication processes within a family.
My goal is to empower you to learn and apply skills to appropriately deal with stress and improve the quality of your life. I offer evening and weekend availability and attempt to be as flexible as possible to accommodate your schedule. Call/text or e-mail me today!
More Info About My Practice
I earned my Bachelors of Science Degree in Economics and Psychology from Villanova University and Master of Social Work at Rutgers University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) in New Jersey. I received post-graduate training in Functional Family Therapy (FFT) at Rutgers University, as well as additional training in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have two practice locations in Freehold (Central NJ) and Verona (North NJ). I offer evening and weekend availability at each location to accommodate your busy schedule!
I am experienced in assisting clients with a wide range of clinical issues. I work with individuals, couples, and families and specialize in treating: Anxiety and Stress (e.g. nervousness, excessive worry, panic attacks, insomnia); Mood Problems including Depression and Manic Behavior (e.g. pervasive sadness, hopelessness, difficulty sleeping, social isolation and withdrawal, pervasive sadness, mood swings, irritability); Romantic Relationship Problems (e.g. trust issues, commitment difficulties, communication problems, unhealthy boundaries); Social Relationship Problems (e.g. social anxiety, loneliness, difficulty making friends, conflict with friends); Emotional Problems including Anger (e.g. angry outbursts, destructive behaviors, poor peer relationships); Career or School Challenges (e.g. procrastination, motivation problems, perfectionism, difficulty with colleagues and faculty members, time management); Adolescent Development (e.g. challenges at home, in school, or in the community); Personal Growth and Development (e.g. challenges with life transitions, significant life events, and other adjustment difficulties); and Addiction and Substance Use.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love being a psychotherapist to collaboratively assist and empower others in achieving their goals. I believe we all have the inherent potential for great things and I love assisting others in their emotional, psychological, and physical growth.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Pursuing therapy and seeking a therapist can create feelings of anxiety and uneasiness. I prioritize the therapeutic relationship with each of my clients and seek to establish rapport and comfort from the initial phone call. Contact me if you are on the fence about going to therapy and I can offer guidance and support!
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
While many therapists are well-trained and skilled in a variety of treatment modalities and therapy techniques, the client-therapist alliance is of utmost importance. I seek to create and maintain a safe and comfortable environment with each of my clients. Feeling comfortable in a therapeutic setting and feeling validated by a therapist are crucial components to successful treatment. I am confident I can satisfy both!