I wish people would set aside their fears and be open to how healing therapy can be. I understand the fear of being vulnerable to someone you barely know, but that fear has a short life span and diminishes as sessions move forward. Don’t let that brief time of being uncomfortable or afraid impede your goals and gain a better quality of life.
The key component to a therapeutic relationship is rapport. As I continue to work in the mental health field, I noticed that rapport is necessary when working with clients. Once a connection is established, trust and other vital factors such as openness and comfortability follow. If rapport is not present, it makes it difficult for the other traits to emerge. I like to create an atmosphere where clients can feel comfortable being themselves and establish a teamwork environment to work on presenting issues together.
It is important for future clients to know how dedicated and passionate I am working as a therapist. I enjoy my career and do not consider this as a job but more as a life’s purpose. I love getting to know my clients and being able to help them to the best of my ability and knowledge. I work in a collaborative style, working with the patient to achieve goals and identifying obstacles that could hinder this.
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.
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.
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.
Source of communication challenges in circumstances and relationships that can have a negative impact on mental health. Misunderstandings and misinterpretations often lead to arguments in personal, platonic, or professional relationships.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Race & Cultural Identity
Challenges around race and cultural identity vary enormously, including issues related to discrimination, racism, and intergenerational trauma.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Telehealth PESI Training
Rutgers University Workshop: Motivational Interviewing
Rutgers University Workshop: Working with Children With Development and Mental Disabilities
Webinar on Microaggressions
NJ, LPC, 37PC00718900
Master of Arts, Mental Health Counseling, Caldwell University
I’ve been working in the mental health field for five years now. My experience includes working with individuals suffering from substance abuse, including navigating communication with legal parties, monitoring sobriety with drug screens, and engaging in programs. Additionally, I have an extensive history of working with children with mental health challenges and providing coping skills to manage behaviors better. I also have experience working with adults dealing with mental health issues or life stressors. Lastly, I have also gained experience working with individuals in psychiatric facilities, college students, and individuals needing psychological assessments.
Remote Therapist, Lyndhurst, 07071, NJ