Therapy goals are created in collaboration with clients and other providers identified by the client. I wholeheartedly believe that it is up to my clients to identify what they feel their needs are and it is my job to facilitate growth and exploration while providing psychoeducation, skills, and tools for my clients to take with them into their lives. All goals are set to be achievable in about 12 weeks from the start of sessions.
The key component to the therapeutic relationship is trust. I trust my clients to come in week after week and do the hard work necessary to improve and they trust me to arrive prepared to give them my all to every session, receive them without judgment, and accept them for everything that they are and everything that they want to be.
Therapy doesn't have to last forever! Some people find comfort in having a therapist that they see long term and that's wonderful but I also love short term or solution-focused therapy where we work on a specific challenge very quickly (typically 4-8 weekly sessions).
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.
Infertility is often emotionally painful and in some cases leads to intense grief. Affects both men and women and can cause serious strain in relationships, leading to anxiety or depression.
Positive and negative change can be difficult, including things like moving, breaking up, adjusting to parenthood, or changing careers. It’s normal to feel stressed, however, life transitions can inhibit people from living healthy lifestyles.
Pregnancy, perinatal, & postpartum issues
Pregnancy, perinatal, and postpartum issues entail any real or perceived problems or difficulties stemming from the childbirth experience. Pregnancy, perinatal, and postpartum experiences are stressful in many positive and negative ways while the physical body experiences immense stress. Situations vary but may be remedied through therapy and support.
Transition to new parenthood
Common issues may include self-doubt, feeling a lack of support, financial concerns, medical concerns, housing concerns, significant lifestyle change, reduced sleep, increased stress, anxiety, and depression.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
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.
Adolescent mental health
Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration.
Caregiver stress & support
Caring for a friend or family member (paid or unpaid) includes emotional support, housework, help with finances, medication management, and shopping. Can be stressful, making caregivers more vulnerable to things like anxiety, isolation, and fatigue.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Psychological First Aid
NJ, LPC, 37PC00621500
Masters in Counseling
I have over 10 years of experience working with children and families including adolescents, young adults navigating adulthood. I specialize in working with women who are experiencing anxiety or depression, undergoing a life transition, and maternal mental health.
Remote Therapy, Jersey City, 07302, NJ