I have always considered myself a nurturer and a caretaker. After graduating from James Madison University with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Spanish, I continued on for my Master’s in Counseling Services at William Paterson University.
My first ten years in the field were spent as a school counselor, two of them in an urban K-2 school and the last eight in a competitive regional high school. Although I loved working with my students and being a part of the educational community, I felt that my main strength was working one-on-one with my students in crisis and with social/emotional situations. Making the move to private practice was an exciting and rejuvenating step.
APPROACH TO THERAPY
Working from both a mindfulness and a humanistic perspective, I believe that everyone deserves a safe, supportive space to work through life’s stressors. I am a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction graduate and am trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, actively employing both formal and informal techniques in my counseling sessions.
In addition to helping my clients assess and change their cognitions and behavioral patterns, I work from a holistic perspective, incorporating sleep, exercise, and technology use to create a healthier lifestyle.
My individual clients range in age from young children to adults. I also enjoy facilitating group therapy sessions. Typically, I tend to always have at least one group running in the areas of Teen/Young Adult Mindfulness, Coping Skills, and Mindful Parenting.
If you’re interested in joining one of these groups, please let me know.