I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice with over 15 years of professional experience providing individual and group therapy and coaching services for teens and adults. Through a trauma-informed, cross-cultural perspective, I creatively integrate somatic and experiential therapies, mindfulness principles, and holistic practices to create a balanced, whole-person approach to healing and personal growth.
My therapeutic style is collaborative and dynamic, emphasizing the intimate relationship between the human body and psychological well-being. Learning to listen and trust our body’s innate wisdom is an effective strategy for building self-trust and self-worth, two critical components of a healthy relationship with our authentic self. I encourage clients to use body-centered exercises, visualization, and artistic expression to find their voice and reconceptualize their fears with a more direct approach.
BA - Education, Substance Abuse Coordinator, Rider University
MA - Counseling, Montclair State University
My interests outside of work revolve around spending time in nature, yoga, and learning. There’s so much about our physical and inner world to explore and experience daily! Yoga gave me a community and introduced me to meditation; both practices are essential to my growth.
There was a time when I did not consider myself a morning person, and now I can’t imagine my life without my morning routine. I wake up a few hours before everyone else in my family to have uninterrupted time to exercise and meditate. I’ve maintained this mind-body self-care routine for several years, which helps me manage my health and well-being.
I reread several books from time to time, but The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo is one I come back to regularly for its message about the importance of staying true to oneself. The Alchemist is one of my favorite books for inspiring me to cultivate hope and gratitude.
I refer to my fur family as The Drew Zoo because I share a home with two black labradors, a cat, a bearded dragon, and a free-roaming house bunny. Their daily antics and playful interactions with each other fill me with so much joy. My pets give me more than companionship and an excuse to spend lots of time outdoors. They encourage me to laugh more and stress less!
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