Work With Me
A place of Healing, Transformation, & Empowerment
“Not everything that can be faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed that is not faced.”
I Believe ~
You are capable of changing.
You are not broken.
You deserve to be happy and not suffer.
You are worthy and special.
You have unique gifts & talents.
Finding peace, hope, and love is possible.
Sometimes pain and struggle can give birth to personal transformation.
Lemons can be turned into lemonade.
Laughter & humor are amazing medicines.
When the student is ready, the teacher appears — in dreams, in miracles, in play.
Nature and exercise have the power to heal.
Peace first begins on the inside.
Having self-love is fundamental to having a healthy, whole life.
Your thoughts can change your life.
Slow and steady wins the race.
And... bubble baths and a cup of hot tea can make everything better.
Want to Work with Me?
What I can help you with
Dealing with your emotions
Self-esteem and confidence
School and work-related stress
Help with Teenagers
My Goals ~
I will meet you where you are, and customize therapy to your needs. I like to use a holistic approach because it's more effective in helping you. This means I will look at different areas of your life and see how things are working. I use many different tools & techniques. We will establish goals together, based on what you want to change in your life.
In New Jersey, I provide individual therapy online (aka telemental health) via a HIPAA secure platform. This means I have taken very strict measures to ensure our communication is private. Please visit Online Counseling/Telemental Health Info to learn more about this. In the near future, I hope to provide telemental health in other states, as well as in-person therapy, so stay tuned for updates. I also have a blog, which is loaded with helpful info. You can check it out here.
My Style ~
I am very down to earth and humble so you will find yourself opening up more. It will probably feel more like having a conversation and the focus will be you because I’m here to work for you. You don’t have to worry about me using words you don’t understand because I’m all about making things easier and keeping them real. Of course, I read research in order to make me a better therapist, but I get it… you don’t have time for every detail so we can simplify that part. I enjoy using humor (sometimes) because I like to connect and laugh with you. Don’t worry if it’s not your thing… you can let me know and I will respect that. I have a lot of excellent tools, techniques, and resources that I will teach you along the way. They have helped other people I have worked with and I hope they can help you.
A few of the helpful tools & techniques I use ~
Person Centered or Rogerian therapy ~
A non-authoritative approach in which the client takes the lead and the therapist is a compassionate, empathetic facilitator, who listens without judgment. This way you have full control of your session and we can talk about what's important to you.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) ~
Explores the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and perceptions and how they can influence your behavior. The idea is that you can change your thoughts, which will directly change your feelings and how you perceive the world. Once you fully understand this, it will change your life!
A meditation technique to help you learn to be more fully present in each moment. Mindfulness is incredibly powerful. This is especially helpful for anxiety and trauma.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) ~
It helps people resolve mixed feelings and insecurities to find the motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes. This is especially helpful if you want to make changes in a shorter period of time.
I accept insurance (BCBS, Cigna, QualCare,), check, and credit card.
An intake is $145.
$85- per individual session.
You will benefit more from therapy if you practice the skills you learn on a regular basis.
You have to be willing to change in order for therapy to work. Yes, it’s scary and uncomfortable, but I am here for you!
If I can’t help you or we are not a good fit, I will be more than happy to refer you to someone else.
Please check out the following links for more info ~