Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Nationally Certified Counselor
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State with a B.S. from East Stroudsburg University and a M.S. in Clinical Mental Heath Counseling from LIU Post. Life is full of the unexpected and change can be unsettling. As a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Certified Disaster Mental Health Responder, my goal is to provide you with a strong sense of inner strength and healthy coping strategies to manage the stress of various life transitions and change.
My passions include utilizing fitness to promote emotional health and improving self-esteem through self care, personal growth, and empowerment. My focus in session includes a cognitive behavioral approach and teaching mindfulness meditation strategies.
I currently specialize in treating depression, anxiety, and relationship issues, with an emphasis on self-advocacy and self-love. I have several years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. My experience also includes working with adolescents diagnosed with Severe Emotional Disturbance.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging patients to challenge distorted cognitions and alter destructive patterns of behavior.
CBT rests on the idea that thoughts and perceptions influence behavior. Feeling distressed, in some cases, may distort one’s perception of reality. CBT aims to identify harmful thoughts, assess whether they are an accurate depiction of reality, and, if they are not, employ strategies to challenge and overcome them.
CBT is appropriate for people of all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults. Evidence has suggested that CBT can benefit numerous conditions, such as major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and many others.
Mindfulness is a state of actively living in the present. This state encompasses observing one’s thoughts and feelings without judging them as good or bad.
To live mindfully is to live in the moment and reawaken oneself to the present, rather than dwelling on the past or anticipating the future. Mindfulness can also be a healthy way to identify and manage emotions that are causing problems in personal or professional relationships.
Mindfulness has many positive benefits, including lowering stress levels, reducing harmful overthinking, and protecting against depression and anxiety. Mindfulness is a tool that allows people to be more aware of their physical and emotional conditions without getting dragged down by self-criticism and judgment.
Let me help you learn to set small attainable goals to work towards personal growth. Discover your self worth by getting to know yourself in a new light and gaining a deeper understanding of your personal values, strengths, and emotions. Establishing a connection with your mind and body will set you on the path of building upon your inner strength to better manage symptoms of depression and anxiety while learning to establish healthy boundaries with other people in your life.
NYSHIP (Out of network)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthplus
*Self-pay options offered on a sliding scale*
Board Certified NCC
Disaster Mental Health