You can expect me to whole-heartedly to listen, support and empower you during our time together. I like to crack jokes and my approach is unconventional. We might pull some tarot cards or try something you have never done before.
I tell all my clients that they are expert on their lives. I come from a place of curiosity. We will have a conversation about what you want to achieve during our time together and then craft goals.
I am a person with my own wacky thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Therapists are not immune from life's battles. I had a mentor once that said every therapist should be in therapy. I firmly believe that therapy has been super helpful in my own development as a person and therapist.
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.
Performance anxiety need not necessarily be associated with any disorder but occurs when one experiences extreme anxiety in anticipation of or while performing a task. Common situations include those that are high stakes, in front of an audience, or while engaging in sexual acts with a desired other.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is a condition that is precipitated by a perceived terrifying event. This event need not occur directly to the person but may happen vicariously—having seen something terrible happen to another person. The condition may last months or years while symptoms include ruminating thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, intense anxiety when triggered, and potential substance abuse in attempt to cope.
Pregnancy, perinatal, & postpartum issues
Pregnancy, perinatal, and postpartum issues entail any real or perceived problems or difficulties stemming from the childbirth experience. Pregnancy, perinatal, and postpartum experiences are stressful in many positive and negative ways while the physical body experiences immense stress. Situations vary but may be remedied through therapy and support.
Trauma is the result of experiencing a perceived, extremely distressful event. Although the stress threshold for each person differs, meaning that each person considers and experiences trauma differently, it is an event that tops one’s threshold. It exceeds one’s ability to cope or emotionally process. Symptoms may include shock, anxiety, confusion, hopelessness, feeling disconnected, mood swings, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts.
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.
Adolescent mental health
Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration.
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.
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.
Familial relationships can be the source of stress and emotional pain, even in the healthiest of situations. Painful interactions can range from irritation to resentment and lead to feelings of guilt, disappointment, and anger.
Young Adults (18-24)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Strength Based Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
EMDR, Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Functional Family Therapy
NJ, LCSW, 44SC05731700
MSW, Masters in Social Work, Stockton University
I have had a private practice since 2017 working with adolescents-adults. I work with my therapy horse, Turlough, doing Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy on my farm.
1306 Mount Misery Rd, Whiting, 08759, NJ