“I partner with clients and take an active role in helping them overcome obstacles to progress.”
Why try therapy?
It doesn’t make sense. Somehow, all your success has led to depression, your accomplishment to anxiety, and your achievements to a pervasive emptiness. From the outside, everything seems great – terrific job, happy relationship, good kids. Yet you wake up every day lethargic and unmotivated. You’re just going through the motions. What’s wrong with you? Everyone says you should be happy and grateful. But they don’t know the war being waged beneath the surface. You are living the American Dream! So, why does it feel like a nightmare? It took you so long to get where you are. You don't want to wait another minute to start enjoying it.
First, it's not you. You’re a remarkable person and a great success. It's your negative and self-defeating thoughts that are the problem. Second, you’ve overcome many obstacles before, and you can beat this too. I can help you change your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in ways that will drastically change your experience of life.
You don't need to wait years for relief. Nor do you need to give up time at work or with your family. Through online counseling and teletherapy you can make progress in your own home. With short-term counseling, you could be feeling better in weeks, not years. Call today!
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I grew up in a family who always believed in serving others. My mother volunteered for CancerCare and many of my relatives worked in social work, community organizations, and psychology. From a young age, I volunteered for a crisis hotline and as a peer counselor. I trained in mental health counseling and social work and had a mentor in graduate school who encouraged me to attend law school so that I could be a strong client advocate. After working for the Legal Aid Society and as an assistant director in a mental health clinic, my love of learning propelled me into education where I worked as a high school special education teacher. Eventually, I went into private practice in counseling.
What should someone know about working with you?
Initially, I spend time getting to know a person, understanding their background, and developing goals and objectives for counseling. I partner with clients and take an active role in helping them overcome obstacles to progress. I assign homework and, each session, chart what was accomplished during the week in order to capitalize on gains and work on areas needing improvement.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am thrilled to see a destigmatizing of mental health at all levels of society and a new emphasis on increasing happiness, resilience, and optimism in addition to the treatment for more traditional challenges and issues.
“I am thrilled to see a destigmatizing of mental health at all levels of society and a new emphasis on increasing happiness, resilience, and optimism in addition to the treatment for more traditional challenges and issues.”