Hello! I am a counselor licensed in New Jersey with over 11 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, chronic health conditions, adoption related concerns, and traumatic brain injury. I also have extensive experience working with older adults and those facing end of life.
I would describe my counseling style as warm and flexible based on my client's needs. I absolutely will treat everyone with respect and compassion. I will be on your team! My counseling approach is a combination of cognitive behavioral, humanistic, motivational interviewing, and dialectical counseling. I work with each client individually to focus treatment on what works best for them.
It is so courageous of you to take the first step in seeking assistance with making changes in your life. I applaud your effort and want you to know that you are not alone and, as I said before, I am on your team!
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801092029
NJ LCSW 44sc05987900
I’ve been happy with Colleen from the start. I am fully aware how lucky I am that my first shot at counseling is going so well and that I find her so helpful and kind and calming.
Written on Jul 31, 2021 after therapy with Colleen for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
Ms. Colleen is very attentive and present with any flexibility given. She has given me perspectives to see myself from that never seemed like options to me. I have started to see my growth .
Written on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Colleen for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Really great so far! She’s thorough and is willing to talk about anything with me. It’s hard to find a counselor to relate and feel comfortable with right away.
Written on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Colleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigu
Colleen has been a great help for me this Holiday Season. She is understanding and very easy to chat with.
Written on Dec 31, 2020 after therapy with Colleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I like the way our therapy is going, I appreciate the way she is really trying to help me figure out my feelings and help me thru them.
Written on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management
She is amazing, always checking up on me and understanding what I am going through
Written on Dec 15, 2020 after therapy with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes