My Approach to Helping
In my role as a counselor, I feel it is my duty to create an environment that is built on trust and safety. I believe that the relationship between client and counselor is an agent of change and one of the most important alliances that can be created in a therapeutic space. I often use a strengths-based perspective, with a focus on relational-cultural attributes. My goal is to help clients feel empowered and develop healthy growth-fostering connections through mutual empathy, authenticity, and genuineness.
Hobbies: During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to audiobooks, and playing with my Whoodle puppy. I have also been dabbling in various art directives as a way to engage in self-care. I would describe myself as a foodie, and I absolutely love to travel and explore. Lastly, I really enjoy watching and volunteering for car rally races. I follow the World Rally Championship (WRC) circuit as well as various car races throughout the US.
More Info About My Practice
I obtained a Master’s of Arts in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from William Paterson University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a double minor in Social Work and Sociology from Rider University. Additionally, I earned a graduate certificate from the University of Maryland in Working with Survivors of Violence, Torture, and Trauma. I am currently a doctoral candidate working towards a PhD in Counseling from Montclair State University. Throughout my educational journey, I have engaged in various research, scholarship, leadership, and teaching opportunities. For the past five years I have worked as a mental health therapist at an inpatient psychiatric hospital. In my role as a therapist, I provide individual and group counseling services to a diverse adult population (18+).
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Including, but not limited to: Academic Issues, Acculturation and Assimilation, Adjustment Issues, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, College Counseling, Coping Skills, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Grief and Loss, Identity Issues (Racial and Cultural), Identity Development, Impulsivity, Intergenerational Trauma and Conflict, Interpersonal Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, Medication Management, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Issues, Peer Relationship Issues, Personality Disorders (Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder), Psychotic Disorders (Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, and Psychosis), Self-care and Holistic Wellness, Self-esteem, Self-harming, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Time-management, Trauma and PTSD, and Women?s Issues