I am here to support YOU. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey as well as a Certified Life Coach with 20 years of professional work experience in counseling, crisis management, intensive outpatient programs with co-occurring disorders and disordered gambling and psychiatric intervention services - with families, children, teens, young adults, adults and the elderly population. I have experience in helping clients with Suicide Prevention and Intervention, authoring books " Knockout: SI Thoughts" and "Look! See? I Don't Feel Like Me." In addition, I use Solutions-Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive (Processing Thinking) Behavior Therapy, Dialectical (regulating emotions) Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing Therapy, to name a few, to assist with focus on treatment goals and interventions for - 1) minimizing and managing stress and anxiety; 2) PTSD and traumas of physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse; 3)coping with grief and loss of family, loved ones, friends, pets; 4) focus on increasing motivation, improving self esteem, and confidence; 5) Life Coaching and Life Changes; 6) Identifying Triggers for Anger; 7) Career Counseling; 8) Compassion/Caregiver Fatigue; 9) Depression; 10) Relationship Issues and/or Domestice Violence; 11) Family Conflicts; 12) Parenting Issues; 13) Bipolar Disorder; 14) Co-Occurring Disorders (Substance Abuse and Mental Health; and 15) Disordered Gambling.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
The goal is for client to walk away with at least one adaptive coping skill.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I use treatment methods and tools that work best for each individual client, including, but not limited to, Solutions-Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive (Processing Thinking) Behavior Therapy, Dialectical (regulating emotions) Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing Therapy
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
Being supportive of children, families and adults with improving their overall daily wellness is my greatest strength. This can be achieved by continually learning to process, understand and adapt skills that work for you and in turn, you become more knowledgeable about your own emotional and mental health growth.