Are you struggling with work or family stress, a personal loss, depressed mood, or anxiety? Does a past traumatic experience continue to haunt you? Are you abusing pain killers, booze, or other drugs and just can't seem to stop? If so, I can help.
You will find me friendly, gentle, caring, and result-oriented. I've helped other adults, teens, and children overcome depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse...and can do the same for you.
If you are ready for peace and healing in your life, call me anytime at 908.461.5829. I accept most major insurance.
Tired of being unhappy? Having difficulty in your relationships or watching members of your family struggle? Don't suffer from worry, depression, anxiety and uncertainty alone. You can take charge of your situation or guide your children to a better start in life. Sometimes we become overwhelmed and unsure of which direction to go. I can help you clarify your goals using different techniques and tools to help you make the small steps that lead to big progress. I foster an accepting, safe, caring, environment utilizing a variety of therapeutic methods to tailor the therapy to fit your needs and situation.
I know firsthand that searching for therapists and seeking supportive services can be very overwhelming both logistically and emotionally. I acknowledge the courage it takes to make a change and I am truly humbled and honored to work with you. By taking these first steps into therapy you are taking the initiative to live your best life and be the best version of yourself. I have been in the mental health field for ten years and I have worked in numerous settings including residential treatment facilities, public schools, private practices, and partial hospitalization programs.
All to often it is easy to become paralyzed by the stressors around us. These stressors can take the form of family conflict, work- and school-related stress, depression, anxiety, and anger. It is in these times of distress that new ways of coping, of managing ourselves and the world around us becomes most important. Together we can explore the elements of your environment and the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have contributed to your distress and difficulty functioning. With this awareness, we will develop a treatment plan by which you can regain control and develop a life worth living.
Family planning. Pregnancy. Postpartum. Adoption/Foster Care. Early parenting. These are the issues that I have built my practice around. As a certified perinatal mental health professional, I am passionate about supporting all people throughout their family building journey. Having a baby can be exciting but it is not always easy. It is one of life’s biggest changes and can be challenging. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders can happen to anyone, even the most prepared parents. I can help you manage these feelings, increase your confidence and help you step forward in your new role.
Do you ever feel stuck, as if despite your efforts you feel as though you can't move forward in your life? Many things get in the way of our ability to achieve our goals. Struggles with depression, anxiety, self judgement, fear, trauma, and addiction all have a tendency to paralyze us. We often are left feeling hopeless and emotionally drained. Through therapy we allow ourselves to find solutions in areas that feel like a dead end. By exploring the barriers that stand in our way, we can build self awareness, skills and confidence to overcome any obstacle.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, NCC, LPC
My goal is to provide you with a positive, motivating, sincere, and authentic counseling experience. I truly enjoy supporting and empowering children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am committed to partnering together authentically to help solve and resolve personal, interpersonal, family, career and other mental health changes that impact your functioning.
Whats unique about The Visiting Counselor (TVC) is that I am mobile. I meet the clients in their homes where they are most comfortable and feel the most secure. I also deliver counseling and psychotherapy with compassion and understanding of the person as a whole. I am able to address a wide range of issues from the everyday stresses of life to more complex chronic issues of the mind or the body.
People seeking therapy are often feeling frightened, alone and in great emotional turmoil and pain. My main focus is for my clients to feel safe, heard, understood and respected. I attempt to avoid interpretations and prefer to engage the individual, couple or family in an interactive dialogue. I believe realness and authentic communication are key factors in the healing process. Also, I never underestimate the therapeutic value of humor at certain times. My treatment approach is eclectic. I
utilize psychodynamic, gestalt, existential and/or cognitive/behavioral interventions depending on the client and the situation.
TELETHERAPY IS NOW AVAILABE. Do you or a family member feel that life is so difficult and everything you try appears to be falling apart at the seam. Disappointment, hurt, grief and anger can morph into complicated unwanted behavior if left unresolved. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating and sleep disorders can arise when life circumstances are overwhelmingly stressful. Over the years the feedback that I have received from clients is: that I am warm, caring, understanding, easy to talk to; willing to help you tell your story by asking the questions that bring out your inner voice and easily reached by phone or text.
As a licensed clinical social worker, my mission is to provide a safe and secure environment where we can build a partnership and develop a plan to help you achieve your goals. Your recovery is a process and I am committed to that journey. I value each individual as a whole person with their own unique experiences and story. My commitment to you also includes honoring your individuality and your decisions to take steps towards your own healing.
Our life experiences, our genetics, our relationships past and present can cause us to struggle and feel overwhelmed. Sometimes we need a listening ear, or a sounding board to process these experiences and to understand ourselves better. At times, we need assistance to develop new strategies and skills to cope with ongoing mental health issues. I believe in meeting the client where they are and addressing those needs that are significant for the client and causing that struggle.
From an early age, I became aware of the range of mental health challenges that women face. Through the years, I also saw the stresses upon women who were dealing with marital issues, divorce, single parenthood, financial and work difficulties, the loss of loved ones, emotional turmoil, and family discord. Are you struggling with life’s challenges? My experience and insight have allowed me to develop skills to assist you with guidance and support as you take steps to move forward with your life. This could include individual therapy and counseling for the dynamics of couples and other family relationships.
***I will resume accepting new patients in October 2021. Please reach out after 10/1/21 to schedule an appointment*** Are you looking to cope with the daily anxieties of life? Does returning to the "new normal" seem daunting? At Embracing Stages, I work with a variety of patients who are trying to cope with the stressors of everyday life. Whether it be fertility issues, chronic or terminal illness, or the general expectations of life, I believe that the pursuit of happiness and acceptance is something we all want. You are not your diagnosis. You are so much more!
One of the main components of therapy is to provide a safe environment for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. My office offers teletherapy play sessions with children and is also easily transformed into a space comfortable for adolescents, adults, and couples. For more than 10 years, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults with behavioral and emotional challenges. My professional experience consists of working in a variety of settings including: in-home therapy, outpatient, and group practice. My clinical areas of specialty include: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and trauma.
Life is about transitions, which can be challenging yet unavoidable. Changes/milestones, aftermath of Covid, illness, loss; of a loved one/marriage/job/home/pet, etc...feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, sadness inevitably surface. With over 25 years of experience working with teens/adolescents, as well as parents and families, I can help you work through your transitions, inclusive of the myriad of emotional highs and lows that come with change. In addition, as a nationally certified End of Life Doula, I have intensive training and experience working with those trying to regain peace in the wake of loss and grief.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. I have had my own private practice in Red Bank NJ for over 20 years. Over the years I have worked with a wide variety of clients and as a domestic violence specialist I mainly work with adults dealing with relationship issues.
My practice specializes in helping children, teens, adults, couples, and families to grow mentally and emotionally through increasing insight, resilience, and general wellbeing. Typically, I work with people who are looking for 1. personal growth: people who are looking to grow personally, maximize on their potential, and improve themselves and their relationships. 2. challenges & transitions: people going through transitions or challenges in their life. These challenges could include but are not limited to substance abuse/addictions, family problems, behavioral problems, anger management, trauma, loss and grief, infertility, sexual problems, divorce, job stress, etc.
You’re overwhelmed. Your mind races, toggling between to-do lists, taking note of what still needs to get done. You agonize over whether or not what you said or did was good enough. You desperately want to say no to the next request, to cut yourself some slack but haven’t the slightest clue how. The idea terrifies you. What will others think? So instead, to quiet the internal chaos you over do it on whatever takes your mind anywhere but here – food, alcohol, work, TV, shopping, social media, sleep, exercise, etc.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Atlantic Highlands are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Atlantic Highlands then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Atlantic Highlands, or Child Psychologists in Atlantic Highlands.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Atlantic Highlands psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Atlantic Highlands specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.