There may be times I need to challenge your thoughts/assumptions/beliefs. This is so that you can gain insight into how you became the way you are. I promise to always be compassionate and supportive as I invite you to become curious with your experience.
My own personal struggles with mental health issues influenced my decision to enter into the counseling profession. Therapy had a profound impact on my health and wellbeing, and I mean that in the most positive way possible. Having experienced first hand the difficulty trying to meet life expectations, let alone strive to achieve hopes and dreams, when struggling with anxiety and depression was a daily battle that I will never forget. I have a deep understanding of the depth of pain and suffering that mental health issues can create. My own ongoing journey of recovery and healing has given me the ability to understand, comprehend, and guide others as they work towards improving their own sense of wellbeing and wholeness.
I believe that we all have the inherent ability to heal and grow from our experiences. That journey of healing looks different for each of us. As your therapist it is of the utmost importance to establish a collaborative and trusting relationship. That above all else has been scientifically supported in clinical research as the most important factor in positive outcomes in therapy. I am willing to be open and flexible in how I work with you to ensure that you are achieving your personal goals for therapy. My therapeutic approach is integrative, meaning I draw upon a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, as well as psychodynamic.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Men’s health is regarded as the holistic being and experience of being male. This extends beyond consideration for illness and other complex conditions but to general considerations of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Issues may include socialized gender role, male reproductive issues, fatherhood, employment, divorce, substance use, et cetera.
Distress stems from a subjective perception of something being unwanted, undesirable, or detrimental to your wellbeing. Excessive stress significantly impairs mental and physical health and is associated with many diseases and conditions.
Coping skills are tools and techniques one can learn, practice, and use to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and establish or maintain a sense of internal order.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Post Master’s Certificate of Advanced Studies in Professional Counseling and Licensure Preparation, Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Chestnut Hill College
PA, LPC, PC011751
M.S., Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Chestnut Hill College
I have worked in the mental health field for over 8 years and counting. I began my career as a recovery support person for adults living with severe mental illness in an inpatient setting. My experiences in that position compelled me to further my studies and pursue graduate training in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. While earning my graduate degree I worked as a Therapeutic Support for families in a community behavioral health agency. Realizing that my skills were in developing deep connections with people individually I pursued a clinical internship training as an outpatient therapist. I finished my graduate degree in 2016 and have been supporting individuals and families ever since.
Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, 19606, PA