Therapy can initially be intimidating for many people until they discover that it is a safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings free of judgment with the security of knowing that what is said will be kept confidential. Therapists are people who have experienced struggles and challenges in their own lives and often therapists are also engaged in therapy because no one has to struggle alone.
I have had many painful experiences and emotional struggles throughout my life and this increased my ability to relate and empathize with my clients. I believe in the therapeutic process because I have personally experienced the benefits of participating in therapy.
A strong therapeutic relationship starts with developing trust. As a therapist, I believe it is important to treat everyone with respect, be compassionate, and engage in honest communication. In addition, providing a non-judgmental relationship allows clients to feel comfortable discussing difficult experiences, thoughts, and feelings..
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.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Child mental health
Children can be impacted by things like anxiety, depression, ADHD and more. However, they can be difficult to identify because kids aren’t always able to communicate effectively. Untreated, child mental health issues can have long-term effects.
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.
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.
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.
Concerns that impact school performance or academic life. Can include perfectionism, bullying, financial stress, academic transitions, test anxiety, balancing school with other responsibilities, discrimination, or harassment.
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.
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Oxford Health Plans
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Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
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Master of Social Work, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey
I began my mental health career in 2009 providing community-based crisis intervention services to at-risk youth and their families throughout New Jersey and am currently providing therapy in community-based programs and private practice. I have had the opportunity to provide therapy to children, adolescents, and adults of all ages with a variety of mental health needs such as anxiety, adhd, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, grief and loss, marital issues, family conflict, peer/socialization issues, and academic difficulties.
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