The key component of the therapeutic relationship is trust. Clients must trust their therapists to be non-judgmental, empathetic, and to keep all information confidential.
Clients identify their own goals for therapy and discuss with me what issues they want to resolve. I will design an individual treatment plan that is suited to my clients' needs.
At the first session clients begin by discussing their current issues and explore what life experiences could have had an impact on how things are now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) causes a hard time focusing attention and controlling restless or impulsive behavior. People with ADHD might have emotional outbursts, be forgetful, and/or find it difficult to stay organized.
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.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Marriage and Family Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Stress & Anxiety Counseling
PA, LPC, PC013261
Master of Science in Clinical Counseling, Bellevue Univeristy
I have experience with adolescents and young adults with anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, addiction, or depression. I use a blend of therapy approaches that include CBT, ACT, DBT, SFT, REBT, and EMDR. Together with my clients, we make an individual wellness plan that enables them to achieve their life goals.
N/A, Kingston, 18704, PA