Thank you for taking the time to explore entering therapy and considering me for the journey. The fact that you are reading this says you are ready to explore making changes! Changes are often seen as difficult; yet, changing because we want something different in our life is rewarding! My perspective is everyone can benefit from therapy - whether it is in response to something that has happened to you, or if it is because you are looking to make a change in your life proactively!
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania where I re-located to after graduating in 1996. I earned my master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in Virginia. I have additional education and training in Animal Assisted Therapy and Education, Trauma Informed Counseling, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), in addition to other topics. Most of my work has been in the community (home-based settings, out-patient settings, school settings, university settings). I have experience working with children, teenagers, adults, and families. I have extensive experience working with trauma, mood disorders and life changes. I am a LGBTQI+ affirming therapist. I believe all of us are unique and important and worthy of life that we can be our authentic self.
Injury and hurt often happen within relationships. I believe healing happens through relationships and therefore, you are a partner in the therapeutic process. This is your journey, and it is your goals and health we are focused on. Therapy is not always easy; healing is not always comfortable; yet the process is rewarding. I respect you and your experiences and strive to create an environment where you feel encouraged, supported, and motivated to reach for your goals. Therapy works best with there is collaboration and mutual respect. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities that are customized to each person with whom I am working.
Taking the step to enter therapy and finding a therapist that is the right fit is an important decision. I would enjoy being invited to be part of this journey with you. If you believe I would be a good fit for your journey, please do not hesitate to reach out!
I look forward to hearing from you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, 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, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LCSW CW014260