I use a collaborative goal oriented approach that is individualized based on client needs. My style is focused on partnering with the client to understand what changes we can work through to improve overall quality of life. The exact treatment modality I use is very client specific and includes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, traditional psychotherapy, and art therapies. Through the client therapist relationship we will create our goals and work together to identify a plan of action to achieve them.
A strong therapeutic relationship has to be built on trust, and from that the rapport needed for working together will develop. The client needs to feel safe with the therapist in order to create a partnership to work through complex experiences, thoughts, and feelings. There has to be an honest communication between the therapist and client to allow for the vulnerability required to make change. Without trust, the transparency needed to work together is not complete.
The biggest lesson I have learned in my academic career is that everyone has trauma. Throughout my training and career I have treated clients from all backgrounds and walks of life, and the theme common to everyone is overcoming trauma. Every client experiences life events in different ways and our past experiences filter how we respond to our circumstances. With therapy, the client and therapist can work together to understand how our filter became distorted and what we can do to make it better.
Impulse control issues
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Beck Institute Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate
PA, LPC, PC012515
MA, Professional Counseling/Art Therapy
I provide a safe accepting environment for individuals to learn and grow in. I have worked in a variety of settings, I started first started with an internship at a residential eating disorder program setting, a counseling center, and various substance abuse clinics. I have experience with a number of diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, general life changes, substance abuse, and addiction to name some.
video therapy, WYNDMOOR, 19038, PA