As a therapist, my intention is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space in which clients can be themselves unconditionally. I strive to assist clients to fully step into their lives by walking with them on their journeys to learn about and understand themselves and their experiences, learn skills and acquire tools to cope with adversity and build resilience, realize and rise to their unique potential, and to foster overall senses of health, well-being, and self-compassion. My approach is eclectic in nature and I believe the most important factor of successful treatment is tailoring my clinical approach to each and every individual client and their needs, goals, sociocultural identities, values, and perspectives. My specialties include anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, depression, suicidality, trauma, bereavement, grief, and loss, stress and burn-out, life changes and transitions, and LGBTQIA+ issues. In addition to working with clients in therapy, I operate from the notion that an equally important part of this work is advocating for change, transformation, and justice on both societal and systemic levels.
I obtained my Master of Arts in Counseling from Arcadia University where I concentrated in Mental Health Counseling, Trauma, and Child and Adolescent Counseling. I am currently working toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. Throughout my career, I have worked with with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice and in-patient treatment centers. I am trained in evidenced-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and have experience working with clients in individual, family, and group sessions.