I want people to feel comfortable around me, whether that's in my personal life or in therapy sessions. I have always been told that I am a good listener, and I like to let people share their story with me at their own pace. It is important to me for clients to see that I am a human being too!
Defining success in therapy is a collaborative and ongoing process between the client and the clinician. I believe that clients are the expert on their own life. I use a solution-focused lens to help clients identify what they want to work towards and define in their own terms what success will look like. We re-visit goals throughout our time together to assess progress and make any adjustments
Everybody can benefit from therapy at one point or another! Going to therapy does not mean that there is something wrong with you. It means that you are taking an important step in taking care of yourself
Adolescent mental health
Caregiver stress & support
Child mental health
Oppositional & defiant behavior
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
NY, LCSW, 084555
MSW, Children and Family Concentration, University at Buffalo
I started and spent many years of my social work career at a nonprofit agency where I worked with families of teenagers who were involved with the juvenile justice system. In addition to providing intense in-home therapy, I attended court hearings, school meetings, and other collaborative appointments. I was further trained in Strategic Family Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Solution Focused - Trauma Informed Care, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also spent many years as a supervisor there, where I oversaw teams of therapists who were working with families. My most recent work in a health clinic helped me to strengthen my individual counseling skills. While there, I provided behavioral health services such as therapy sessions with a wide range of clientele, crisis assessments, hospital discharge follow ups, and connection to additional resources as needed. I also continued utilizing relationships with other key persons such as doctors, nurses, case workers, and family members to help clients work towards success.
Tonawanda, 14150, NY