Many people might be reluctant to begin therapy as the thought of therapy already feels heavy. Some might feel too vulnerable to unload to a stranger all of their issues. I do believe therapy requires work and reflecting into your inner world; however, it goes at your own pace. I often find it easier and less burdensome to unload issues onto a stranger who is not directly in your personal life. Each session can be as heavy or as light as you would like. I believe gentle redirecting is necessary in therapy at times, but stemming from a person-centered approach, I do not pressure my clients into facing what they are not ready for.
I like to set goals with clients in the beginning or after the first session and periodically review them as we progress in therapy. I believe goals can be changed or refined as we dig deeper into issues concerning an individual. Reviewing goals and seeing how they are achieved or changed indicate growth.
I have always been a listener. I find that active listening is not as easy as it sounds and requires a personality who actually hears what you are saying. In my personal life, I too find that talking about my problems will help alleviate some of the stress despite some of the problems still remaining a constant. Long before becoming a therapist, I was already a "therapist"; amongst my peers. I believe my personality influences my approach of person-centered therapy as I am a gentle guider and active listener.
Adolescent mental health
Body image issues
Caregiver stress & support
Drug addiction & abuse
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Mandated Reported Training
NY, LMHC, 009561
NJ, LPC, 37PC00733600
MSEd, Mental Health Counseling, Hunter College
Hi! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with approximately 5 years of counseling experience working with individuals. My main focus have been with individuals carrying dual diagnoses of substance use disorders as well as other mental health diagnoses. I have worked with clients managing addiction, depression, anxiety, family/intimate partner relationship issues, career issues, as well as patients who have had past traumatic experiences. I am an empathic and dedicated counselor with specialized knowledge and understanding of crisis thinking as well as utilization of Evidence Based Practices in treatment. I strive to assist my clients through a person-centered/client focused approach in order to grow with different individuals on their unique journeys. I believe each person holds the key to unlocking the mystery behind their stressors and I would love to begin paving the path to finding out those answers with you. I look forward to working with you!
Remote Therapist, Fort Lee, 07024, NJ