I approach each client with a genuine investment in uncovering his or her unique qualities, strengths, and passions in order to strengthen their sense of autonomy and feelings of positive self-worth. I believe strongly in the tenets of equality, non-judgment, flexibility, and safety within the therapeutic relationship, and my primary aim is to provide an environment in which self-acceptance can be cultivated and personal growth can be nurtured. Treatment will always be a collaborative effort to discover the essential insights necessary for lasting change while simultaneously learning how to treat yourself with more leniency and personal grace.
I specialize in schema-based cognitive behavioral therapy, examining and exploring negative thoughts and behaviors which inhibit us from actualizing our goals and living more fulfilling lives, all while providing the necessary tools to overcome these life-traps. I also utilize EMDR, gradual exposure, mindfulness, and DBT techniques in my practice.
My most unique quality is my sense of humor, which I often incorporate into my practice. If one is able to laugh about something that causes them pain, it can remove some of its power. Above all, my ability to make therapy feel comfortable and natural is my greatest strength.
- M.A. Clinical/Counseling Psychology, La Salle University
- B.A. Psychology, Kutztown University
- Stress Management
- Behavior Disorders
- Kaiser Permanente