MY PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: I AM both A NEW JERSEY and New York LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST. I RECEIVED MY MASTERS IN COUNSELING & DOCTORATE IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY FROM ADLER UNIVERSITY IN CHICAGO, IL IN 2008. I HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCES IN A WIDE ARRAY OF SETTINGS SUCH AS COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH, SCHOOLS, HEAD START, PRIVATE PRACTICES, HALF WAY HOUSE/HOMELESS SHELTERS, Residential settings, AND SERVED AS THE SUPERVISING PSYCHOLOGIST FOR A WOMEN'S INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT AND PARTIAL HOSPITAL PROGRAM. I PREVIOUSLY HAD THE HONOR Of SERVING AS PRESIDENT OF THE SOMERSET HUNTERDON WARREN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION AND CONTINUE TO BE A MEMBER. I AM also A MEMBER of THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, NEW JERSEY PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, and Somerset Hunterdon Warren Psychological Association.
MY APPROACH TO THERAPY: I PROVIDE A SAFE, NON-JUDGMENTAL, EMPATHIC, GENUINE, HOLISTIC, supportive, AND COMFORTABLE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP & ENVIRONMENT for you to get to know your self better and unpack all that has been holding you back and keeping you stuck so you can move foward and life the life of your dreams. Now offering video telehealth sessions for your convenience. return to in-office appts is tbd.
I AM INTEGRATIVE IN THERAPEUTIC ORIENTATION AND I DRAW FROM A WIDE VARIETY OF THEORIES including: COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL (CBT), DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (DBT), PSYCHODYNAMIC, internal famly systems, MINDFULNESS BASED THERAPIES, INTERPERSONAL, ATTACHMENT BASED, EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED, SOLUTION FOCUSED, Acceptance and commitment, AND TRAUMA FOCUSED.
we will work together to create a TREATMENT PLAN based on your UNIQUE NEEDS CONNECTING MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT. I BELIEVE THERAPY WORKS THE BEST WHEN we HAVE A WILLINGNESS TO LOOK INWARD, increase INSIGHT, set goals, AND LEARN TOOLS TO MOVE FORWARD. SOMETIMES WE JUST NEED A SAFE PLACE TO EXPLORE OUR THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS AND HAVE A WITNESS TO OUR EXPERIENCES AND PAIN. IT IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN THERAPIST AND CLIENT WORKING TOGETHER AS A TEAM. IT OFTEN HELPS TO HAVE AN OBJECTIVE PARTY VIEW OUR SITUATION WHEN WE FEEL STUCK IN PATTERNS IN OUR LIVES. the goal is to make decisions and have thoughts/feelings in line with our values. You have everything you need within, we just have to attune to it and it will guide you and help restore your true inner light.