In life, I am almost always unapologetically myself. I know who I am, and I want to make sure that I live up to that each day and with each interaction that I have. I know how freeing that has been for myself and I make sire that my clients have the skills to do that for themselves if they wish. I also make sure that my clients get to know who I am in our work together. I have a personality and that is of course going to come through in my sessions.
I LOVE to learn from my fellow clinicians. I have been so lucky to be surrounded with other practitioners who have always allowed me to learn from them as well as teach and educate and that is something is is irreplaceable. It is critical to always be learning and growing and expanding your own frame of reference as a therapist, which is why collaboration is critical.
Societal pressures and the urge to "keep up" with others on social media is something I see often in my work specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders. There are a lot of unrealistic expectations out there and that can be really damaging to any individual. In my work with clients, I remind them that they are the only ones in control of their life and that power comes with a renewed sense of confidence!
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.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
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.
Coping skills are tools and techniques one can learn, practice, and use to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and establish or maintain a sense of internal order.
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.
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.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
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.
An ongoing effort to harm someone, physically or emotionally, based on perceived weakness. Commonly associated with childhood but can occur at any age. Could also take the form of sexual harassment or gossip.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Structural Family Therapy
Certified Trauma Professional
NY, LMHC, 006857
Master of Arts, Mental Health Counseling
I have worked in a number of different settings. I have worked with multiple online therapy platforms for the last 5 years, as well as proved in person individual, couples, family and group counseling.
346 Frisbee Hill Road, Hilton, 14468, NY