My Approach to Helping
As a social worker, I see the individual from a holistic point of view. Together we evaluate the many levels of a situation, looking for patterns. I am able to develop connections with individuals, because I am warm, accepting, non-judgmental, an exceptional listener and utilize humor as an important element in my style. My approach to treatment is eclectic, using evidenced-based techniques and treatment models.
I work in partnership with my clients to assist them in further understanding their core beliefs which are often negative and make it very difficult to achieve successful life transitions. The client’s I work with move forward by utilizing more positive, healthy coping skills to lead happy and productive lives. We work together to evaluate client’s strengths and areas of challenge, recognizing unproductive thinking and patterns, while developing new tools, revised tools and shedding old tools that are no longer effective. At the end of treatment, clients have a toolbox of proven skills and an awareness of themselves which enables them to better deal with life’s day-to-day challenges.
In my time outside the office, I make sure I do self-care - I spend time with family and friends, mentoring others in an effort to give back to the community, as well as, paper crafting and travel.
More Info About My Practice
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has been licensed in the state of New Jersey for many years. I obtained my Masters of Social Work from New York University. During this time, I have worked exclusively in the field of behavioral health. My experiences have given me the opportunity to meet individuals, who unaware of their inner strength, have by making tiny changes in their thoughts and actions, improved their joy of life. Being witness to these positive changes I am in awe of the human spirit; remaining hopeful that individuals can grow and change.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Adjustment Disorders, adoption, anger management, anxiety, early stage Alzheimer?s or dementia disorders, behavioral issues, bipolar disorder, career counseling, chronic pain, chronic medical conditions, codependency, coping skills, depression, developmental disorders, dual diagnosis, emotional disturbance, family conflict, grief, life coaching, life transitions, obesity, obsessive compulsive disorders, parenting, peer relationships, personality disturbances, racial identity issues, relationship issues, self-esteem, sexual abuse, spiritualityreligion issues, stress management, trauma and PTSD, women?s issues, weight loss, ADHD, Child or Adolescent, Divorce, School Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Transgender, Academic Underachievement, Asperger?s Syndrome, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Relapse, Eating Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Marital and Premarital, Medication, Self-harm, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence