My Approach to Helping
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Ocean Township, NJ. I completed my Master's Degree in Social Work at the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University. I trained and worked as a psychotherapist at The Training Institute for Mental Health in New York City. I have spent the past 18 years as a psychotherapist and certified hypnotherapist specializing in chronic pain, depression and anxiety disorders. A writer of numerous articles and presentations on issues relating to chronic pain, as well as depression, anxiety, parenting, relationships, and self-esteem.
The decision to begin psychotherapy is often a difficult one that takes courage. In my private practice, I work hard to ensure that therapy is a safe place to build a collaborative partnership from which the troubling aspects of one's life can be explored. I treat depression and anxiety and also specialize in chronic pain issues, loss, and grief struggles with life goals, and difficulty adjusting to change. The therapeutic approach is tailored to each individual. I empathically support each person on a journey of self-discovery, as we gain emotional insight into their experience of themselves and their relationships with others.
I help people understand the parts of themselves that interfere with living a satisfying, fulfilling and successful life. The process is guided by the belief that with support, people are resilient and capable of making positive changes.
Individual therapy focuses on symptom alleviation, personal growth, and an emphasis on enhancing the individual client's self-understanding. It is an excellent way to expand your self-awareness, mature, and become a more confident and whole individual who is made up of a variety of colorful parts.
I provide a warm, safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment to help you work through life's difficult challenges and transitions.
I use honesty, humor, and compassion to help you develop skills to move beyond loss, pain, and fear, and ultimately realize a more satisfying, authentic and fulfilling life. My treatment approach is based on your needs, we work together to identify and achieve your goals.
You don't have to keep struggling on your own.