Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I am also a 14 year Air Force veteran. I started my adult life in Florida and have settled here in Pennsylvania after living in several states as well as a couple of years in South Korea. I have worked for the past 13 years on an inpatient psychiatric unit and have a vast experience with depression and anxiety and how they affect one's well being and self confidence. Prior to that I worked with an agency that worked closely Children and Youth Services and have gained much experience in working with family issues, parenting concerns, and communication challenges. I have also worked with adults with developmental disabilities and enjoy exploring what you can do as opposed to what you can't do.
I have experience using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to help a person better understand the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behavior as well as the power of automatic thoughts. I can help you with issues of self esteem and confidence as well as helping you learn how to problem solve and make decisions more effectively. I have experience using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which provides a person with concrete tools to help deal with interpersonal relationships and as well as helping to develop tolerance for distressful situations. I can help you learn how to say no to unwanted requests and develop healthy boundaries for yourself as well as learning the power of being able to realize what you can and cannot change and deal with the consequences. I am a trauma informed therapist and understand the need for a specialized approach to traumatic events and memories and so will not bring up or focus on those events in our interactions. I will work with you on relaxation techniques to help you get past the memories and focus on the moment. I am a military veteran and understand how hard it is to open up about some events and issues. And I understand how difficult it is for those around you who don't understand. I can be there for you.
I look forward to working with you as you face the crossroads in your life. I will be there for you. You are not alone.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Expats, Forgiveness, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC009750
I really like her. I just got started.
Written on Nov 24, 2023 after therapy with Naomi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, and coping with life changes
Best therapist ever
Written on Nov 01, 2023 after therapy with Naomi for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Very easy to talk to. Listens and doesn't judge. Doesn't talk down to you. I told her she's not getting rid of me.
Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Naomi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I love how she challenges me with worksheets, or questions that you cannot answer right away, it makes you dig deep and find the root of issues. Very good with follow ups too! :)
Written on Sep 22, 2023 after therapy with Naomi for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and intimacy-related issues
I've come back to naomi again after a break without her because I know im in need of her help during a shift in my life, she's fantastic, best therapist I've ever ever had
Written on Sep 17, 2023 after therapy with Naomi for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders
Naomi is great. She is extremely welcoming and is easy to open up to. She feels like a reunion with a long lost friend. Highly recommend!
Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Naomi for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue