Being of service to those around me has always been a trait of mine before I knew it could also be a career path. I earned my bachelor’s in Psychology and my master’s in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counseling and Clinical Mental Health from Rutgers University. I am currently pursuing my Doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision, also at Rutgers. Throughout the pandemic, I was able to work as a crisis counselor, assisting and supporting individuals affected by the covid-19 pandemic. Long before that, I had worked in the mental health field supporting individuals with disabilities with their employment and educational goals as a Rehabilitation Counselor. In the past eight years, I have worked with children, young adults, individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, and adults with various mental health conditions within the counseling and higher education field. I believe in helping people navigate difficult life stressors such as loss, school, work-life balance, etc.
APPROACH TO THERAPY:
While the foundation of my therapeutic approach is grounded in the Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Positive Psychology perspectives, it is important to me that I am able to use various approaches to meet my clients’ needs. I believe in respecting every individual’s experience and encouraging self-awareness and personal growth.
I aim to create a positive, supportive and interactive space that promotes empowerment. I believe the combination of person-centered theory provides a congruent, empathetic environment, where the individual is met with unconditional positive regard, respect, and support that encourages change.
- Licensed Associate Counselor
- Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
- National Certified Counselor