I received my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgian Court University in 2015. After graduation, my internship site offered me a position in a partial hospitalization setting where I completed the necessary experience and supervision to attain my license. In that setting, I worked with a diverse presentation of mental health issues, ranging from depression and anxiety to personality disorders and trauma, many times co-occurring with addictions. I have had my own private practice for the last four years, where I treat depression, anxiety, trauma, and relational issues. My therapeutic approach is holistic. For the mind, I use various therapies, including CBT and Compassion Focused Therapy, to reveal and challenge limiting thought patterns. For the body, I bring in modalities that increase our awareness and relaxation. For the spirit, we will find Self in the present moment, where we can practice letting go and expanding consciousness.
MA - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Georgian Court University
I became a mental health professional to help alleviate suffering and find meaning in our experience.
Alongside work, I read, conduct a yoga and spirituality practice, and spend valuable time with my family.
One thing I do to support my mental and emotional well-being is meditate.
A book I have read more than once is The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, not only because I needed a few reads to grasp everything, but because I am passionate about the science of relationships and how they impact us.
I tend to support the various mental health services and shelters in my area, Ocean's Harbor House and Providence House.
I recharge with yoga and walks in nature, weather permitting!
I currently have Maggie, our Lhasa Apso, but I have had dogs, cats, and hamsters throughout my life! One of my favorite stories is when my rescue pit, Nova, chased a grounghog up a tree, and I had to throw treats all over the yard to get him away long enough for the groundhog to get away!
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