For over 10 years, I have had the opportunity to provide mental health services to children, adolescents, and families. I hold a Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Ithaca College. I have experience working with children, teens, and families in a variety of settings including foster care, residential services, in-home therapy, and schools. I have assisted clients in dealing with depression, anxiety, oppositional behaviors, and trauma.
I believe in a diverse approach to therapy by determining what works best for each individual client and tailoring our time together to best meet your needs. Some of these techniques include: trauma-informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy, the Nurtured Heart Approach, and person-centered therapy. I have found that the key to successful therapy is building a trusting relationship and strong alliance between therapist and client. My goal is to always help you build off of your strengths and experiences to foster growth. Together we can enhance your inner wealth and create the change you want to see.
In my experience working with children, I have found that relationship building is of the utmost importance. In my years of practice I have focused on establishing a healthy, trusting relationship with my clients in order to help them achieve success. Therapy can be an intimidating endeavor for anyone, but especially for children. That is why I focus heavily on building rapport and trust through play, activities, and discussions. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered therapy, and the Nurtured Heart Approach. I believe in an eclectic approach to working with every individual, and always coming back to our therapeutic relationship.