She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
My personal experience has taught me that change can be stressful and uncomfortable and that there are some things in life that we do not have control over. My belief that people are resilient and can navigate through the hard times in life with support is what drew me to my area of focus. It has also deepened my passion for the counseling process and those who are grieving. I have worked in several settings, such as hospitals, mental health agencies, and substance abuse clinics, which has helped shape my practice by enhancing my ability to understand individual needs in regard to progress in treatment. I am also trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, grief, and cognitive behavioral therapy, which has enhanced my ability to recognize symptoms of trauma and grief, as well as understand how they may impact one's well being.
My intake process begins with a free 15-minute phone consultation. If the client thinks that I am a good fit and wants to go forward with the counseling process, an intake is scheduled. During the intake, clients receive a packet that includes a questionnaire, GAD-7, PHQ-9, consent forms, and a grief questionnaire if the concern is bereavement. Progress occurs when the client becomes self-aware and utilizes skills taught in session. Progress is reviewed every three months and consists of re-administering all assessments that were given at the beginning of treatment. Homework depending on the client. Some interventions and activities are conducted in session.
I value authenticity and I encourage all of my clients to embrace the beauty and the flaws that come with being human, as well as to trust the process that can be uncertain but rewarding.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
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
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Years of Experience: 7 years
Confessions of Freedom Mental Health Counseling , Licensed Mental Health Counselor , 2020 - Present
Rothschild Mental Health Counseling Center, Licensed Mental Health Counselor , 2019 - 2020
New York Foundling, Multisystemic Therapist , 2017 - 2019
Center for Prolonged Grief , Certification in Prolonged Grief Counseling , 2023
Chicago State University , Clinical Mental Health Counseling , 2017
New Jersey: 37PC00906800
New York: 010873-01