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’m glad you’re here! I am a dedicated and compassionate therapist with a deep commitment to helping adults and teens navigate the complex terrain of their emotions, relationships and personal growth. My areas of expertise revolve around communication, grief and understanding the intricate patterns of connection that shape our lives.
I approach therapy with a client-centered and holistic perspective, tailoring my methods to each individual’s unique needs. I draw from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and mindfulness-based techniques. My goal is to provide you with the tools and insights needed to foster personal growth, emotional well-being and meaningful connections.
I work with individuals of all ages affected by grief. Grief is a universal human experience, and its impact can be profound. I provide a supportive and empathetic environment for those grappling with grief and loss. Together, we explore the emotions, memories and coping strategies that can help you navigate this challenging journey towards healing and resilience.
I am passionate about working with parents to help them form healthy bonds, while raising their independent and empowered children. Effective communication is the cornerstone of healthy relationships. My work with children and adolescents in school and private settings gives me a unique perspective to help parents navigate developmental challenges. If you’re struggling to express your emotions, working through conflicts or seeking to improve your family connections, I am here to assist you in developing the tools and strategies for effective communication.
I have limited after-school and evening hours for children and adolescents. I have worked in the school setting for more than 19 years helping students ages 5 to 19 navigate challenges, grief, family dynamics, anxiety, depression and more. I enjoy helping young people learn to regulate emotions and find their voices to communicate with peers and adults.
I am committed to creating a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space where you can feel heard, understood and supported. Take the first step toward a more fulfilling and balanced life. If you’re ready to work on improving your communication, processing grief or enhancing your patterns of connection, I’m here to guide you on your path to personal growth 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