Collaborations are very important and almost always necessary. I like the saying it takes a village! Collaborating ensures accuracy and addressed needs for my clients.
In the beginning of my career, I came with a wealth of knowledge about corporate but very little knowledge around mental health. After working in a MICA shelter for 5 years, I realized that it was a natural fit for me and how much I enjoyed helping people reach different Plato! Substance abuse and Mental health was my training ground for my foundation that I continue to build upon and I am so grateful for such a real start!
Meeting a client where they are and at the point they are ready to proceed is critical. I believe a person is the best author of their life and she be allowed to write their own story.
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.
Regular involvement with a substance or activity in a compulsive, hard to control way that often has harmful consequences. Often refers to substance use, but can include compulsive behaviors such as sex, gambling, or shopping.
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.
Characterized by alternating symptoms of depression and mania. During more extreme episodes, depression may lead to the point of suicidal ideation and attempts while extreme bouts of mania are marked by impulsive behavior, lack of sleep, elevated esteem, and even psychosis.
Alcohol addiction & abuse
Alcohol addiction & abuse
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
Diverse collection of long-term conditions that begin in early childhood. Impact a child’s ability to participate socially and academically, leading to difficulty communicating, behaving, moving around, and reaching other developmental milestones.
Involves physical, sexual, or emotional abuse within the context of a family or relationship. Can happen to any gender, age, ethnicity, etc. and is often related to power dynamics and an abuse of power.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Family Systems Therapy
NC, LCSW, P015485
MSW Yeshiva University
PhD Light House Christian College
I have made my North Carolina my home and I am in the process of establishing my own private practice. I am committed to helping people overcome addictions to alcohol and drugs, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and other stresses that affect all of us at some time in our lives I believe that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgment, and I cooperatively assist my clients in clarifying their goals for treatment. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, I draw from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. As a therapist, I am warm, open, encouraging, and direct. I consider myself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling.. EXPERIENCE I have over 20 years of experience as a mental health social worker. Before starting my own practice, I was a Program Director for a Women's MICA shelter in Brooklyn, NY and a Program Director for Women's Community Justice Association in New York working with men and women who were formerly incarcerated. Prior to that, I was the social services director at Urban Strategies in New York. I have assisted victims at the Center for Battered Women, and have worked with adolescents and adults in local private sector schools and other psychiatric settings. I have a wealth of volunteer experience working with the elderly, high risk populations, and supervision. I am currently working as a volunteer with SCORE to provide support to inspiriting entrepreneurs and have extensive knowledge of the stresses inherent with being in business for yourself. In addition, I am a board member for Steve Harvey Follow-up mentorship program and sit on the board of director with NASW. I have vast experience counseling clients with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse. My background enables me to be an extremely effective social worker who is comfortable counseling diverse groups of people.
Teletherapy, Charolette, 28262, NC