As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to facilitate change and growth in all individuals. I offer hope that healing is possible and living a full life in the present is attainable. I specialize in working with teens and adults who might be struggling with transitions in their lives. This may mean developmental changes, changes in the marital relationship or teens transitioning into adulthood.
I typically utilize Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) when I work with people experiencing mood disorders or personality diagnoses. This treatment modality focuses on mindfulness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance in order to cope with difficult situations.
To realize the benefits of therapy it takes introspection, reflection, and a true dedication to changing your life for the better. Committing to therapy isn’t always easy and at times can be painful, but gaining insights into old patterns and learning new patterns and behaviors will be the catalyst for change in all areas of your life. I want to build on your unique strengths in order for you to create your best life. Taking the initial step to walk through the doors for counseling from a professional, is a courageous act in order to gain self-awareness and acceptance of all aspects of who you are.
I take an integrative approach when working with a client, and my therapy style is to treat the whole person using psychodynamic, cognitive and mindfulness theories. At times I will borrow from other modalities that would be a good fit for you.
Co-parenting in a healthy way
I have extensive experience and understanding of custody issues and concerns parents may have, and work to address both parents concerns in a balanced and supportive way. I work with families who are intact, separating or divorced parents. I work to understand each family’s unique situation and their familial patterns and offer a balanced approach so that each family member feels understood and heard.
Reflection and validation are key interventions I use. I encourage clients to approach counseling with the intent to gain an understanding of how to provide a stable and consistent environment for your child(ren) while working with your former partner. By doing this, you will foster a positive sense of self-worth for your child. I work with both parents on these skills so they have success as co-parents and your child reaps the benefits!
Degrees and Certifications
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
MS in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University
BS in Health Communication from University of South Florida
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