As a Licensed Professional Counselor with over ten years of experience working as a clinical counselor, I believe when individuals seek counseling it is because they want to make a change in their lives. They may want to improve a life situation, solve a particular problem, make a decision, or achieve a greater understanding of life or personal circumstances. I utilize a variety of counseling techniques from an eclectic collection of theoretical orientations based on the needs and strengths of the individual client. Frequently, I use cognitive behavioral, rational emotive, family systems, play therapy and solutions focused approaches. Once the client and I establish an understanding of the situation, we work together to achieve mutually agreed upon goals.
I offer a warm welcoming, nonjudgmental approach so that clients can express themselves and grow in a safe, healthy and healing environment. My experience is in working with individuals, families, adolescents, children, high-risk youth, and court mandated clients. I have experience working in clinical, home, and online settings. I also have experience working with individuals and families who have been abused or have experienced other traumatic events or family conflict. I specialize in working with individuals, children, adolescents, and families on various topics including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, social skills development, conflict resolution and parenting skills. I also specialize in Weight Loss Surgery Consulting for clients who are considering surgery, are pre-op and/or post-op. My services address the social, psychological and physical challenges and opportunities of weight loss surgery by offering practical tools and strategies.
Counseling is a joint effort, which can not be successful without your hard work, energy, and courage. I do not use a cookie cutter approach to treatment. Meaning treatment techniques are chosen based on your needs, strengths, and weaknesses. Not every approach works for everyone and I believe in being flexible so that my clients have the opportunity to get the most out of their time in counseling.
I look forward to be able to support and empower you in your therapeutic goals.
- Masters of Arts in Counseling from Fairleigh Dickinson University
- Post-Masters credits in Counseling from Caldwell University (REBT-Cognitive behavioral therapy, child/play therapy, and multicultural counseling)
- Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Lycoming College