One of my favorite mantras is “the first step in a new direction doesn’t have to be perfect; it just has to be a step.” When entering a session, my objective is to provide an immediate welcoming, judgment-free, and safe environment. It is important to me that people have the opportunity to be heard and express themselves at their own pace. I value open collaboration, building relationships, and advocacy. My style is warm and practical with a focus on supporting the development of positive mindsets and improved daily functioning.
I enjoy implementing integrative modalities that utilize the whole self. My clinical specialties include Trauma-Informed Care, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Logotherapy, as well as Couples and Family Therapy. While working with individuals, couples, and families I aim to encourage the identification and practice of specific skills that form healthier habits for a happier way of living.
I obtained my Master of Arts degree from Delaware Valley University, and am working toward licensure in the state of Pennsylvania. My clinical training is in counseling psychology. I have experience working in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings providing clinical services for an array of mental health and dual diagnosis issues. Areas of particular interest based on personal and professional experience include trauma, grief and loss, finding purpose and meaning, depression, anxiety, issues in early recovery, vocational stress, attachment wounds, self-esteem issues, relationship struggles, and life transitions.