Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Harm Reduction, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Clinical and Alcohol Drug Counselor (LCADC) in the state of New Jersey, and I have over 20+ years of experience as a Mental Health Clinician within a local community mental health agency in central NJ. My direct client experience includes work with adult clients who have difficulty with mental health and substance abuse issues; individuals who have experienced a traumatic event in their lives; young adults who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis; individuals who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness such as Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder; and college students experiencing academic and personal concerns. In addition, I also supervise Masters Level Counseling students who are working towards obtaining their licensure to practice in the field.
Therapy is a multi-faceted process that involves increasing self-awareness and problem-solving. The process is enhanced by active engagement between a client and a therapist, who build a collaborative and trusting relationship.
I help individuals resolve problems and transform patterns of feeling, thinking, and behavior, so they can create a life that is more satisfying and fulfilling. This may involve a better understanding of what generates challenging feelings and increasing one’s ability to cope with them. It may also involve finding healthy ways to increase positive feelings or express oneself. I will help you learn how to identify and change certain beliefs about yourself, others, and the larger world that are limiting. I also help clients learn how to plan, interact, and act in ways that enable them to reach their goals and improve their sense of well-being, their lives, and even the lives of those close to them.
MA - Community Counseling/Alcohol and Chemical Dependency, The College of New Jersey
I wanted to be a mental health professional after I graduated from college and landed my first job at a child and adult inpatient unit. I worked there for 4 years as an entry-level mental health technician and soon realized that I wanted to do more to help individuals with mental health problems. This is what motivated me to go to graduate school and pursue my degree in counseling.
I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling exploring new places, and watching movies. I also love yoga and going to the gym with my friends.
I make time for myself by going to the gym at least 3 times a week to exercise and stay active.
Yoga, daily walks, and going to live music venues and festivals.
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