Working to improve oneself takes courage. I strive to offer warmth, patience, empathy, and respect to create a comfortable environment for productive and rewarding self-exploration. I believe that a solid therapeutic relationship is the foundation for effective therapy, and I value building a trusting relationship that will allow for growth and healing.
My training as a systemic therapist allows me to view clients in the context of their lives and consider how relationships and interactional patterns may influence current functioning. Providing this understanding enables individuals to gain clarity and work more effectively toward achieving personal goals. I also enjoy teaching my clients concrete skills to regulate their emotions, communicate effectively, and feel more in control during stressful times.
My approach is integrative and draws upon evidenced-based treatment modalities, such as Family Systems Theory, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Trauma-Informed Practice. My background includes conducting therapy services in a variety of settings, including community mental health, outpatient substance abuse treatment, a youth detention center, and private practice.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Pennsylvania, and I treat individuals, couples and families. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Writing and Literature from Emerson College, and my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University.