My approach is a compassionate, non-judgemental, caring way of being. Working with me can give you clarity about the past and a new understanding of yourself in the present so you can build a brighter future. If we work together, you will be able to understand yourself more deeply so that you can heal, grow and make positive changes. As a therapist, I pay close attention to details in the effort to fully understand a client's unique experience. I understand how difficult it is for a person to deal with negative thinking patterns. I am here to offer a helping hand in hopes of improving your quality of life. It is worth making the connection to start considering, professional help.
Success is a word that any therapist will like to have in their indv sessions. However, success can be measured in different ways. Each person has their own journey. The purpose of therapy is to address thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are interfering with your daily routine. A success will be where as a client you are growing and you are realizing you had unhelpful beliefs and thoughts and you are addressing it. As a client -you are learning new skills and making lasting positive changes.
The barrier that I have encountered has been that people do not understand or accept that they are experiencing a treatable health condition. There is a huge lack of understanding of symptoms caused by several disorders. One of the other barriers related to the mentioned before is stigma and the negative stereotypes that prevent people to have full access to treatment.
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.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
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.
Characterized by alternating symptoms of depression and mania. During more extreme episodes, depression may lead to the point of suicidal ideation and attempts while extreme bouts of mania are marked by impulsive behavior, lack of sleep, elevated esteem, and even psychosis.
Mood disorder is a broad term used to include the different types of depressive and bipolar disorders, all of which affect mood. With a mood disorder, your moods may range from extremely low to extremely high or irritable.
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.
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.
Involves a person sacrificing their needs to meet the needs of others. Their thoughts and actions center on a significant other, spouse, friend, or relative. Becomes an issue when relationships are unbalanced and unhealthy.
All Savers Insurance
Nippon Life Insurance Company of America
United Medical Resources
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
LCADC -Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
NCC -National Certified Counselor
ACS -Approved Clinical Supervisor
BC-TMH- Board Certified Tele Mental Health
Certified Mindfulness Informed Clinician
Grief Counseling Specialist
NJ, LPC, 37PC00470400
LPC -Licensed Professional Counselor
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Trauma Specialist, Certified Pre Vocational Therapist and Approved Clinical Supervisor providing individual counseling for adults dealing with a diverse range of distress situations since 2008. My passion has always been to help and guide people going through difficult journeys. My preferred therapeutic approach is CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to develop solutions so people can identify and transform their way of thinking to be more positive. I also utilize Motivational Interviewing techniques in order to help in resolving ambivalence and finding more of internal motivation. Also I am bilingual- Spanish -Proficient in writing and speaking the language.
221 River St 9th Floor, hoboken, 07030, NJ