I believe therapy should foster a safe place for comfort, growth, and change. I strive to create a trusting and empathetic environment where I can help clients understand and manage the daily stressors in their lives. My goal is to empower each individual I work with to realize they have the capacity to create positive change.
I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007, and obtained my PA clinical license in 2009. I have practiced in an outpatient hospital setting, at a local community clinic, at the Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders and most recently at the Penn Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. I do mostly individual therapy but also enjoy couples/family work, and I supervise new clinicians as they earn their clinical hours towards licensure. My specialties include working with bipolar, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, grief and loss, communication issues, relationship and family distress, sexuality issues, stress management and new life transitions.
Finding a therapist you work well with is important in building a positive therapeutic relationship. I believe in a collaborative process where we can work together to develop the best method of treatment. My approach is eclectic, including elements of interpersonal/relational therapy, psychodynamic, narrative, mindfulness, strengths focused and gestalt therapy. I look forward to working with you!