Authentic Counseling Solutions

Broken crayons still color.

Use those pieces to design your life. 

 

ABOUT ME

If you have any questions, please contact me here.

I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island, my Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University, and completed a two-year post-graduate program through the Multicultural Family Institute where I was trained in family and play therapy with a focus on bereavement, addictions, and domestic violence.

I am a New Jersey State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have a private practice working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, couples and family therapy. I also currently work as a school social worker in a public high school and has expertise in school law, policy, and IEP eligibility. In addition, I have spent a number of years working for New Jersey Mental Health Cares; an information, referral and crisis call center wherein I completed the DRCC (Disaster Response Crisis Counselor) certification.

I sit on the Board of Directors for The 2 Degrees Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to improve stillbirth outcomes in the State of New Jersey through research, education, awareness, and bereavement groups. As part of this organization, I have sponsored and ran fundraisers and will be offering bereavement groups in the near future.

I believe therapy is a collaborative process that serves as a way to facilitate insight into one's past, learn to be in the present, and achieve one's future aspirations. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, trauma, loss, and addiction. My approach is solution based and person centered to empower clients to reach their fullest potential. In addition, I utilize play and art therapy, as well as cognitive behavioral and mindfulness based therapies as a way to process trauma.

My goal is to provide a safe, supportive and encouraging environment for all my clients as they navigate their own personal journey in life.

How I Can

Help You

Issues

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Grief

  • Domestic Violence

  • Peer Relationships

  • Spousal Relationships/Divorce

  • Self Esteem

  • Anger Management

  • Addiction

  • Parenting Issues

  • LGBT issues

  • ADHD

  • Self Harm

  • Coping Skills

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Life Transitions

  • Mood and Personality Disorders

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Play and Art Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused

  • Interpersonal

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Person-Centered

  • Psychodynamic

  • Reality Therapy

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Dream Analysis

Individual, Family &
Couples Therapy
 

Additional Resources

National Association of Social Workers

https://www.socialworkers.org/

NJ Hotlines

shttps://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dds/home/helplinesindex.html

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

https://www.nami.org/#

 

NJ Special Education

https://www.nj.gov/education/specialed/

Mobile Response and Stabilization Services

https://www.nj.gov/dcf/families/csc/mobile/

2 Degrees Foundation

http://www.the2degrees.org/

 

If you get tired,

learn to rest,

not to quit!