When a client I am working with is seeing other providers as well, I like to keep in touch with them to make sure we are all on the same page and not providing conflicting treatment or advice. It can often be confusing to clients when one provider is suggesting to try a new skill, but their other provider is telling them to do the complete opposite!
Success in therapy does not always mean life will be perfect after treatment. As I tell my clients, I cannot make it so that they will never have depression, anxiety, or any other mental health condition again in their life. Our goal is that the next time those things come up for them, they are able to take a step back and say " I know what this is, I've been here before, and I can handle it." When this happens and they are able to manage life's stressors and problems on their own, that is success.
I originally wanted to work for the FBI as a behavioral analyst, but a knee injury prevented those dreams from coming true. I decided to pursue my master's degree in counseling, so that I could have greater career options over a degree in forensic psychology. I ended up falling in love with being a counselor, and with the specialties of counseling I originally had no interest in!
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Adolescent mental health
LGBTQIA related issues
Caregiver stress & support
Drug addiction & abuse
Oppositional & defiant behavior
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Nationally Certified Counselor
Trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
PA, LPC, PC012712
Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania