The evolution of “Change” is what excites me the most about the evolving mental health landscape. Now “Normal” encompasses so many people and lifestyles. Our society has become more celebratory and accepting of who and what was once viewed as abnormal and in need of change..
I was inspired to to become a therapist as an adolescent after seeing so many of my peers suffer from abuse and neglect. In my college essay, I committed to becoming a therapist to help “students suffering from abuse and neglect “.
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.
College & graduate student issues
Issues arising from being in a new environment or away from home for the first time. College-aged kids have the highest rates of mental illness, suffering things like stress, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and substance abuse.
Behavioral disorders involve a pattern of disruptive behaviors that cause problems in school, at home, and in social situations. Can include hyperactivity, impulsivity, defiant behavior, chronic patterns of aggression, defiance, disruption, and/or hostility.
Provides family therapy/counseling
Cancer support helps to improve quality of life and strengthen coping skills in cancer patients and survivors. Goals include reducing the distress, anxiety, and depression commonly associated with cancer diagnosis as well as processing complicated feelings, like grief, that may arise from such a serious illness.
Concerns that impact school performance or academic life. Can include perfectionism, bullying, financial stress, academic transitions, test anxiety, balancing school with other responsibilities, discrimination, or harassment.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Abuse includes any significant mistreatment along the lines of psychical, emotional, sexual, verbal, and neglect. Survivors of abuse may experience negative thoughts and feelings, flashbacks, distrust of others, social withdrawal, self-harm, and increased likelihood of developing mental health and substance abuse issues.
Adoption & foster care
Adoption and foster care considerations include education on the process, integrating the new family, establishing household rules and boundaries, processing past trauma on behalf of the child, emotional health, and other adjustment procedures.
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)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
PA, LPC, PC002742
Masters of Science
I have been working in the. helping industry for twenty five years. My commitment to children and their families remains strong. after working in hospitals, outpatient agencies, clients’ homes, and community centers. I am humbled by the persistence, grace and dignity that I have witnessed by families dealing with difficult times. I see You!
7045 Sherwood Road, Philadelphia, 19151, PA