Are you having a hard time quieting the negative thoughts in your head? Are you struggling to keep up with everything in your life? Do you feel trapped by painful memories or experiences? Whatever it is that you’re dealing with, the fact that you landed on this page means you’ve already taken an important step to begin learning how to manage what life has thrown at you and to create a life worth living. I received my Master’s in Social Work from West Chester University at their Philadelphia Campus. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I'm passionate about working with adolescents and young adults in the LGBTQ community and am experienced with supporting individuals on the gender spectrum. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in various treatment settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and within the public school system. I am also experienced in working with individuals who have experienced intimate partner violence. I was driven to become a clinical social worker because of my own personal journey with therapy, in which I discovered how life-changing and essential it can be. I bring the knowledge and understanding of what it’s like to begin something new and scary but also realize that everyone’s story is unique. I am here to meet you where you’re at and together we’ll figure out what the next step in your journey will be. I am excited to get to know you! In my free time, I enjoy building Lego with my wife, playing with my cats, and spending time outside.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
Clients can expect to feel that their voices have been heard and met with understanding. You can anticipate feeling supported as we begin this journey together. Ultimately, my hope is that you will feel empowered and capable of dealing with the challenges you may come up against.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
The treatment methods I will use are individualized to each client’s needs. I believe that each client can benefit from different approaches at various times throughout treatment. Some of the methods I may use are rooted in CBT, DBT, TF-CBT, ERP, ACT, along with traditional talk therapy. I also find that using creative approaches, such as art and music, to explore thoughts and feelings can be beneficial and enjoyable.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I believe that my biggest strength is creating a safe and understanding place in which individuals can open up and share their most vulnerable parts.