When it feels impossible to do even the simplest things in life, you may find yourself calling out from work or staying in bed under the covers. You may isolate from friends and family. You might feel too exhausted and weary to do anything constructive. Maybe you dabbled in alcohol, drugs, or addictive behaviors until they became the “go-to” for anything you didn’t want to deal with. No matter how capable you might feel, it could seem like you can’t get a handle on your problems and your life is spinning out of control.
For more than 10 years I have worked with people struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use, and anger management. I help people struggling with addiction and trauma cope with their emotional pain and lead to meaningful, fulfilling lives. My passion is to help you find your place with others, understand your emotions, and learn to cope with difficult problems so you can enjoy wholehearted relationships.
My training and experience is extensive in treating people struggling with addiction and mental health issues. My specializations include addiction, trauma (Certified Clinical Trauma Professional II), anxiety, depression, anger management, and domestic violence.
I am active in professional development and attend >50 hours of professional training every year. I have served as Chair of the American Counseling Association North Atlantic Region (2018-2019) and President of the New Jersey Counseling Association (2015-2016) and am currently a Member-At-Large on the New Jersey Counseling Association Executive Board.
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For over fifteen years, I have dedicated my career as a mental health provider to support those who have been carrying intense emotional distress throughout their lives for a variety of reasons. My clinical experience includes life adjustments/transitions, the development of personal identities, and the effective management of mental health conditions. My clinical approach values a mutual partnership which is uniquely defined by the therapeutic relationship and process.
Throughout my years of practice, I am reminded of the necessity for people to feel understood, validated, accepted, and safe. As a client-centered psychotherapist, I emphasize the healing ability of the individual and employ a humanistic approach. This allows clients to achieve a greater understanding of themselves and their individualized goals. As a part of the therapeutic relationship, the client’s strengths, progress and accomplishments will be encouraged and recognized.
During my professional career I have worked in multiple settings such as inpatient psychiatric units, community mental health agencies, supportive-living/housing programs, community corrections agencies, domestic violence intervention groups, and women’s shelters. I also have developed collaborative relationships with the Children’s System of Care, medical specialists, community-based hospitals and universities.
I am licensed to practice psychotherapy in the states of New Jersey and New York. I hold a board certification as a mental-health counselor and clinical supervisor. I am currently providing supervision for associate level counselors and graduate students of Montclair State University’s Clinical Mental-Health program.