My Approach to Helping
I believe in working with solutions and not just on the problems that we all have. I believe that if we focus on what works in our life, and keep doing what works, then our problems won’t be such a problem anymore. My philosophy of life is to grow towards a vision of who we want to be instead of waking up each day and living in the memories of our past. My vision as a counselor is to help my clients learn to change their perceptions on how they see themselves and their world in order to get them to where they want to go. In counseling, I incorporate the approaches of CBT, Mindfulness, ACT, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, Person-Centered, and NLP. Lastly, I completely believe in the power of exercise and diet—which is very important for our mental health and will be incorporated in counseling.
More Info About My Practice
As for my education, I received my BA in Psychology from Georgian Court University than studied oversees in Holland at an American university called Webster University Leiden, where I received my MA in Counseling Psychology. Studying and living abroad for two years was truly an amazing experience that I recommend for everyone to try.
Outside of counseling, I am always running, reading, and resting. I love to do triathlons, take long hikes, go bouldering, and be with good people that will lift me up and make me a better me. I love encouraging others to be the best that they can be.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Addiction, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger?s Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Internet Addiction, Learning Disabilities, LGBTQ Issues and Identity, Narcissistic Personality, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Video Game Addiction, Women?s Issues