Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I believe "mental illness" is an outdated term. I am not a therapist who simply nods and asks "How does that make you feel?" I want to engage you in meaningful discussion. I want to ignite a lost (or perhaps never appreciated) spark within you. With 17 years experience, I am able to tailor treatment to meet your needs by utilizing innovative modalities and fresh techniques.
I work with my clients to uncover the messages they have received that have led to unhelpful ways of thinking and replace these messages with healthier thoughts and patterns of behavior. Our work will focus on relieving physical manifestations of stress, trauma and life transition that have presented as sadness, anxiety, anger, stress and discomfort.
My clients have described me as "their biggest fan". I am a real person who has experienced challenges just like you. To feel heard and build trust, the therapeutic relationship must be genuine to the client. Nothing makes my job more fulfilling than to watch my clients launch their dreams, find real relief and grow into the person they were always meant to be.
BSW - Social Work, Monmouth University
MSW - Social Work, Columbia University
I was always called to support others. For many years, I wanted to understand why we think the way we do and where the disconnections between thoughts and happiness lies. After my own experience with therapy, I felt compelled to motivate and encourage others.
World travel, beach days, cycling, chocolate, comedy, friends and family.
Every morning I spin and then meditate.
The Great Gatsby is my all time favorite book. F. Scott Fitzgerald's style of writing is the most beautiful visions I have ever encountered.
International FPIES Association. I am the CEO and my son is affected by the disease.
I often travel to a remote island in the Bahamas. Something about the remote serenity recharges my soul.
My little Maltese named "Dude". Every time Dude goes into the bathroom he comes out with toilet paper attached to his body. He likes to keep it clean!
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