What pathway are you on?
I like to hike... kinda. It's weird but every time I start a hike I think, "Why am I doing this? This is hard!" But I keep walking and eventually get into a groove. I start noticing small things along the trail. I have meaningful conversations with my hiking partner or clarifying thoughts when I'm alone. And at the end of the path; tired, sweaty and somehow rejuvenated, I think, "That was great. I can't wait to go again."
That my friends... is just like therapy.
You may be hesitant to start. You may feel like it's going to be too hard. You may not feel confident that you'll find your groove, have meaningful conversations or notice the small things. But you will! And I can help you!
I believe that our thoughts, feelings and actions are all interwoven to create our whole self. I work with you to focus on problem-solving techniques by helping you determine how your strengths can help you conquer your challenges.
I have worked in the school setting for more than 15 years helping students ages 5 to 19 navigate school challenges, grief, family dynamics, anxiety, depression and more. My goals in session are to create a safe environment for you to express your feelings and work on tools that can be used throughout your life.
I am passionate about working with parents too! I can help you form healthy bonds, while raising independent and empowered children. I enjoy working with families to facilitate positive communication skills and practices, especially into the teen years as children tend to identify more with their peer groups and prepare for adulthood.
Let me help you start the journey toward balance and well-being.
***In case you were interested... I have a Master of Arts in Counseling, with an emphasis in school counseling, from Seton Hall University and a Bachelor in Science in Psychology and Music Therapy from Charleston Southern University. I am a licensed professional counselor associate (LPCA) and a board certified music therapist (MT-BC), as well as a certified Parent Talk System Facilitator. In addition to my private counseling practice, I offer parenting groups and speak at professional development in-services and conferences for teachers on the social and emotional needs of students.***
Licensed Professional Counselor