Alida is a mental health counselor committed to creating an atmosphere of safety and understanding. Her work includes identifying various strengths and weaknesses her clients carry. By using different approaches: CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing and Person-Centered Therapy, she helps her clients reach their goals. Through her work as a therapist, Alida has found that building sustainable support systems outside of therapy plays a large role in clients’ success. In the past, Alida worked with the homeless and SPMI population and stands as an ally for minority groups including refugee, BIPOC and LGBTQ+.
Alida holds a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and Bachelors is Biology from Medaille College in Buffalo, New York. Alida takes an integrative approach to counseling; by blending different therapeutic modalities, she can best serve her clients depending on what the moment calls for. Alida values honesty and determination, two essential components to building a meaningful counseling relationship. Alida has a natural curiosity about understanding people and a passion for helping them better themselves.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
New York: 013137
New Jersey: R-TH123-0120