About

So, what’s it like coming to therapy with me?

Well, the first couple of sessions are mostly about getting a history of the issues that you want to work on and talking about the changes that you would like to see soon. Then we plan for how we are going to achieve all that.

Some of the best treatment modalities out there to treat trauma, stress and depression focus less on treating you as a diagnosis and more toward treating you as a human. They are the methods and strategies that I like to use. If you’re curious, you can look up a few of my favorites; EMDR, Somatic Experiencing ® or Internal Family Systems (IFS).

You’ll find that I’m neutral when it comes to religion or spiritual practices. In therapy with me, you can feel comfortable bringing whatever it is in your spiritual life that brings you peace and comfort. We can use it to help you through the process of healing.

Flexible and Creative

I offer lots of flexibility and creativity in terms of the tools and approaches that we can use as we work together to find the ways that give you the most relief in the shortest timeframe.

When you come into the office, you can expect to sit anywhere you like. Although, I just purchased one of those one-and-a-half sized chairs which is quite comfortable, so you might want to grab it before I do.

How we sit in the room is something we talk about because it makes a big difference in how the lines of communication open. The kids will sometimes want me to sit in one of the bean bag chairs, so we can talk together at the same level. Some people prefer that I sit at an angle beside of them rather than head on because it feels less intense and more at ease. We have lots of options and seating solutions, so we can figure that all out when the time comes.

About Me

Becoming a therapist was the best career choice I’ve ever made. This work has pushed me to learn and practice the best-known treatments for trauma and other difficult life experiences. I’ve had the honor of knowing people in their most genuine and honest moments. And I’ve been amazed at what the human spirit can overcome.

Some people are lucky enough to experience a lifetime of support, protection, and nurturing that leads to natural, whole-hearted life. But most of us must work hard to get there.

And, we’ll work together to get you there.

Other facts about me:

Graduated from Rutgers University School of Social Work 2010
Trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
Trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Certified as a Somatic Experiencing ® Practitioner (SEP)
Licensed in New Jersey, LCSW #44SC05550000; Maryland, LCSW-C #26267; Texas, LCSW #103367; and Florida, LCSW SW17524