I would describe my personality as compassionate, understanding and humorous and use this to make my clients feel comfortable and accepted. I observe my clients are able to become open and vulnerable. They can trust me as their therapist and let their guards down. My clients can rely on a positive and witty conversation to help them see there is another way of looking at a situation. In more serious moments, my clients know they have the capacity to share those difficult emotions and know that I I will provide them with empathy. My clients know they can rely on me to help them work through challenges and to be there when they have questions. My personality helps to create a strong foundation for the therapeutic alliance.
A first session is the most important. This is where you determine if this is a good fit. My approach welcomes you with an open space and allows you to be you. This is where I learn about what brought you here and the struggles you are facing. Exploring these struggles with you and asking you about your goals, I am better able to make a treatment plan that best fits your needs. You can feel free to vent as I am here to listen. This is for you and I strive to make this the most comfortable place to seek help. I work with you to start piecing the puzzle together and to help you overcome any challenges. My hope for this session is you leave with a positive outlook of your future and a feeling that you are able to handle this next phase in your life. The first session will make you feel confident in your ability to learn and utilize healthy coping skills needed to reach your next step.
I have observed many people that struggle with fears and worries that cause great amounts of stress. These individuals begin to create negative narratives and the "what ifs" in situations and feel there is no hope. Most people tend to feel they are "not doing enough" or "failing". These negative thought patterns lead to current themes such as stress, anxiety, racing thoughts and possible panic attacks. As a therapist I work with individuals to reduce their level of stress by developing healthy coping skills to use in their daily routines. With couples and families, recurring themes are trust issues, lack of intimacy, communication issues and unresolved conflict. My role is to restore their communication and improve their dynamics. I provide healthy coping skills and problem solving skills for them to reconnect and rebuild their foundation.
College & graduate student issues
Divorce & separation
All Savers Insurance
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Oxford Health Plans
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Marriage and Family Therapy
The Gottman Method
Qualified Clinical Supervisor
Qualified Parenting Coordinator
Functional Family Therapy
FL, LMHC, 11286
PhD., Counseling Studies, Capella University
Masters, Mental Health Counseling, Nova Southeastern University
My clinical experience includes working with a diverse clientele since 2007. I was fortunate enough to work in settings such as schools, in home, community centers and private practice. This has allowed me to understand my clients from their environment and to provide an empathetic and open perspective. I have utilized my experience with individuals, couples and families struggling with conflict, communication issues, anxiety disorders, relational issues and life transitions. My speciality was developed by the passion I have for helping people to restore their lives in a positive way. Utilizing the skills I have learned and adopted over the years has provided me the confidence to help my clients to explore and practice in their daily routines. With My person centered approach, I bring compassion and respect to my clients. They feel heard and validated while being able to express who they are in a nonjudgmental space. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy so my clients can develop coping skills to practice to help them explore changing their thoughts and behaviors.
Remote Therapist, Lake Mary, 32746, FL