All my life I have been drawn to helping others. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey. I went on to pursue training as a yoga and meditation instructor and knew that I wanted to combine my love of helping people with a holistic approach. I received my master’s degree in counseling from Montclair State University while working as a graduate assistant for the university’s Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health. During this time, I was able to combine my love of helping children, my passion for psychology, and my understanding of the mind-body connection to nurture mental health.
I began my counseling career as an elementary school counselor, working with students in grades K-5 and teaching social-emotional learning. My experience working within the public education system has equipped me with the knowledge and skills to advocate for my clients within the education system from a mental health perspective. With over a decade of experience working with children and adolescents, I specialize in child development, emotional regulation, and healthy coping.
I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends, knitting, reading, doing yoga and spending time outdoors. I love to travel and experience different cultures!
APPROACH TO THERAPY
My theoretical framework is rooted in existential-humanistic psychotherapy with an emphasis on mindfulness practices. I believe that all people possess a deep capacity for self-awareness, agency, and growth. My goal is to create a non-judgmental and nurturing environment so that clients feel safe to delve deep and create meaning in their lives. With a focus on empathy and openness, I strive to help each client uncover tools to reach their full potential.
- Licensed Associate Counselor
- Nationally Certified Counselor
- Certified K-12 School Counselor
- 200-Hour Registered Yoga Instructor
- Graduate Emerging Leader, NJ School Counselor Association