“I appreciate the process of building a working relationship, the individual's readiness to change, and the process in which the individual learns.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My passion for advocacy and social justice led me to a career in social work and clinical practice. Growing up as the middle of three daughters with a close extensive family in a New Jersey suburb, I learned to manage situations where I had to assert myself and mediate conflict around me. Over time, I learned about family achievements, tragedies, and remarkable resiliency. I learned about the different personalities and cultures of my family as we all journeyed through our lives. I love to help people understand their own story. I love to help people understand their experiences and behaviors while guiding them toward making necessary changes to improve their quality of life. I continue to feel excitement about my own life lessons and seek to help others find their own journey to self and healing.
What should someone know about working with you?
I work from several perspectives and techniques, including attachment, role, family, systems, and relational theories. I am adept in CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and 12-step practices. I conduct an initial assessment that lasts for 1-1.5 hours where I take time to listen to the individual's needs, concerns, background, and treatment history. I collaborate with other providers where indicated. I appreciate the process of building a working relationship, the individual's readiness to change, and the process in which the individual learns. I utilize traditional talk therapy and will recommend or assign readings, homework, exposures, or task rehearsals when appropriate. I work with adolescents 14 and over and adults. I specialize in eating disorder treatment, adolescent populations, coexisting parenting issues, and general mental health counseling. I also work with couples.
“I utilize traditional talk therapy and will recommend or assign readings, homework, exposures, or task rehearsals when appropriate.”