Although therapy can seem like a scary experience, its really not. The best way to know what therapy is like is to give it a shot because you have nothing to lose once you start. Yes we hear so many stories from other people but their experience does not depict how it will be for you. Plus, if you do not vibe with your therapist then guess what? You can always find someone else that might be a better fit because that happens sometimes. The way I work is I try my very best to give everyone the best experience possible in the first session and then go from there. How do I do that you ask? By getting to know you! =)
I love answering this question to be honest! We all have struggles and have had difficulties in life, even us professionals believe it or not! We are not perfect at all and do not live perfect lives. I have recognized that my struggles with depression and anxiety have helped me help others who struggle with these two in particular. I am not ashamed saying I've have had these difficulties in my life, so I can understand what it's like to feel "being stuck in a hole" or "feeling debilitating fears," etc.
I am very personable and interested in what my clients tell me. I am an upbeat person but not in the overpowering sense and have a great sense of humor at times (when appropriate). If you are feeling down and anxious, we will see what can be done to work through that. If you are excited about something that happens in your life while we are working together, I will be in that excitement with you as well. I like to call myself my clients cheerleader because I am here advocating for you and to believe in you even when you don't believe in yourself.
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.
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.
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.
Positive and negative change can be difficult, including things like moving, breaking up, adjusting to parenthood, or changing careers. It’s normal to feel stressed, however, life transitions can inhibit people from living healthy lifestyles.
Medical professionals' mental health
Many medical professionals have extremely difficult jobs. When the result of one’s work is a matter of life or death, stress is typical. Medical professionals’ mental health is oftentimes impacted by experiencing vicarious trauma, working long hours, feeling underpaid or unappreciated, and believing that the well-being of others is more important than their own. This may lead toward distress, compromised performance, resentment, poor mental and/or physical health, and burnout.
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.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
Children that experience parents and/or guardians that are avoidant, ambivalent, or resistant from an early age, may develop attachment issues. This can manifest as difficulty forming or maintaining friendships, romantic relationships and empathetic bonds throughout life, as well as other issues.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Child Abuse Training
NY, LMHC, 006306
PA, LPC, PC008377
Master's of Arts, Mental Health Counseling, Baruch College
I have had great opportunities working in different mental health settings from community mental health clinics into private practice. I have also had supervisors who utilized different therapeutic methods who I trained under which helped me help my clients better. My master's program was based heavily on CBT, otherwise known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Although I was trained in CBT, I utilize more of an eclectic approach when working with my clients. I like to use different therapy methods as I feel this is the best approach when trying to help everyone reach their therapy goals. Not only do I do therapy in English, I also do it in Spanish as well.
Remote Therapy, Elkins Park, 19027, PA