What is Art Therapy? This is the number one question asked of me. Briefly, as defined by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), "Art therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. A goal in art therapy is to improve or restore a client's functioning and his/her sense of personal well-being." The creative process lends itself readily to meeting the individual where they are at in the present moment. My personal style mirrors this. I utilize both the non-verbal and verbal processes to facilitate understanding, awareness and growth. My particular areas of expertise are grief/loss, attachment issues (i.e.foster care/adoption), trauma, mood instability, and disordered personality.
You can do hard things... that’s what lead you here! Welcome. I hope you feel proud of ‘showing up’ today. We all want and deserve to feel seen; yet it is often uncomfortable for us to invite in vulnerability and allow others to see us, genuinely and authentically as we are. Sometimes, it’s even hard for us to see and accept ourselves. I believe strong therapeutic alliances and environments foster safe and brave space to explore existential questions, sit with thoughts and feelings, challenge internalized messages, societal norms, expectations and systems that cause us to feel boxed in.
I'm a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years of clinical experience providing highly individualized, effective treatment for a wide range of emotional, psychological and adjustment related concerns. Being a seasoned clinician, I have a deep knowledge base, with training in many therapeutic theories. This allows me to develop interventions that will best assist you in reaching your goals.
After some thorough reconsideration of the current socio-cultural landscape, I have decided to focus my efforts on those disillusioned, displaced, and depressed young adults who struggle with three attributes that are necessary (if not imperative) to live a fulfilling life: Self-reliance, Self-sufficiency, and Self-governance. I believe that the facilitation of these realistic, accountable, and disciplined attributes will only create a much more valuable and enlightening existence.
As an LCSW with over 13 years of experience, I believe the relationship between client and therapist is the most important factor in achieving therapeutic success. I place an emphasis on empathy, compassion, and humor to build our relationship. Before work can begin, a client must be comfortable with and trust their therapist. I pride myself on being able to achieve a strong rapport with my clients.
***Currently we are accepting clients for the waiting list only*** We are also actively hiring licensed clinicians that seek to work in diverse, just, and affirming practices. Please email us for more information. I/ We help CHANGE happen; families move to a place of harmony with greater connectedness and a sense of healing. Change requires experience and SUPPORT. Using a professional, highly rated counselor helps that change to happen today.
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, MA, LPC, ACS
I see life as a journey and counseling as an opportunity for an individual or couple to reach a greater level of health and joy. It is my hope to share in that journey. The focus in my practice is to provide quality, professional care for adolescents, adults, and couples through confidential counseling and consultation. I am a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years experience.
We all face times in our lives that present seemingly insurmountable difficulties. It is part of our human experience. I also know that when we receive compassionate and skilled support, these times can lead to incredible growth and transformation. I consider it a privilege to be a supportive presence to my clients during the times when they have to find strength they didn't know they had. We all have the internal resilience to overcome every challenge life puts in our paths. I have a particular interest in helping clients move through traumatic grief and loss related to relationship loss, miscarriage, and infertility.
My treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Therapy for individuals suffering from various disorders and psychological distress including but not limited to suicidal ideation, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ, and family issues. In addition to psychotherapy, I conduct psychological evaluations/testing, psychoeducational testing, and biopsychosocial evaluations. I conduct testing for ADHD, gifted/talented, and special education services. I provide a compassionate, holistic, and caring atmosphere in order to provide my clients a trusting and supportive therapeutic experience.
As a nonbinary, transmasculine therapist who has lived experience and advanced education & training working with the marginalized and oppressed, specifically LGBTQIA+ adolescents, adults & their loved ones, I listen first and speak second. As human beings, we need connection to develop, cope, and thrive. Through an integrative approach tailored to your situation, I work from an attachment-based starting point where judgment has no place in the therapeutic relationship. This allows us to build trust and space for you to develop healthy autonomy in therapy and life. Whatever the reason you came upon my profile, I welcome you!
***Currently accepting new clients *** One of the most difficult aspects of being a parent is seeing your child in pain and feeling like there is nothing that you can do to help. Have you become increasingly concerned about your child's behavior at home or school? Do you worry that your child is struggling with day to day functioning? Are their behaviors difficult to understand and manage? Does the smallest thing seem to trigger your child? Is your teen withdrawing and not engaging in activities that once brought them joy? Is your teen engaging in harmful behaviors?
I am an experienced Licensed & School Psychologist who provides effective mental health services for children, adolescents and parents in a supportive, safe environment. I offer diagnosis and therapeutic intervention in the areas of anxiety/stress reduction, anger management, social skill development, mood disorder, adjustment to loss and developmental issues. Efforts are made to actively involve parents in the therapeutic process. Office hours are offered in the evenings and Saturday mornings to complement work and school schedules. Consultations with school staff and medical personnel (with consent) are undertaken to provide a comprehensive understanding of the client and a successful treatment plan.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC, BC-DMT
Welcome! I am so glad you are taking the first steps to feeling better. Whether you are suffering from relationship struggles, depression, anxiety, loss, trauma or just need someone to talk to about your life, I welcome you to reach out to see if my services and treatment are right for you. I offer traditional psychotherapy, expressive therapy, and holistic coaching depending on what is needed. My specialty is women’s reproductive mental health and wellness and I am also completing advanced training in grief, loss, and trauma. I see adults and older teens with a variety of problems and needs.
When working with immediate areas of concern for clients, I use techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help clients develop problem-solving skills, determine personal goals and reduce stress and anxiety. For clients addressing unresolved difficult past experiences, I use psychodynamic Attachment Theory. I have a particular interest in helping adolescents develop insights and skills to create a personally meaningful life. I have experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, academic stress, and relationship difficulties.
I am committed to helping you integrate changes that offer a path forward balancing acceptance and change. I am passionate with providing treatment that helps healing from trauma that impacts mood, self-worth, self-care, and interrupts daily life. Recovery is a journey that requires a therapeutic partnership that does not have to be taken alone. I have extensive experience gained from working in a hospital setting providing intensive outpatient treatment for high-risk behaviors including suicide ideation, self-harm, and substance use/dependence.
At my practice, Best of You, I am committed to partnering with my clients to assist them in evolving into the best possible version of themselves. This collaborative process begins with a focus on building a strong therapeutic alliance grounded in trust and acceptance. I will provide you with a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space to identify and explore patterns of thinking and behavior that no longer serve you. I will assist you in harnessing your resilience whether it be to bravely face past trauma, break unhealthy patterns in your relationships, or connect to yourself and others in a more meaningful way.
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, MA, LPC, LCADC
Counseling is available for individuals faced with the challenges of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, dual diagnosis, trauma and relationship challenges. Counseling is provided within the warm and professional space at South Main Street Counseling Center in a therapeutic environment which allows individuals to maximize their abilities to create meaningful changes and enhance their independence and peace. Clients are encouraged and supported to explore those issues which are impacting relationships and well being.
Like our fingerprints, there are no two people who will have the exact experiences, pain, struggles or stories. Everyone's pain will show up differently and everyone's story will have a tale that needs to be told. What is the same for most people is the need and want to find release from their pain, healing from their stories and a future to look forward to. When we work together, this is always our goal although our path to get there may look different from your friend, co-worker or family member. This is treatment designed for you and your unique story and needs.
Our practice specializes in neuropsychological and psychological assessment for learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, traumatic brain injury and medical legal and forensic assessment, including child custody, fitness for duty and psychological and neuropsychological damages evaluations. We also specialize in treatment of PTSD, anxiety, dissociative disorders and traumatic brain injury. As well as testing we do psychotherapy, biofeedback, neurofeedback, EMDR, cognitive rehabilitation, and medical referral as appropriate and as needed.
I am a Clinical Psychologist, and have been working with clients for over 30 years. In addition to years of experience, I bring a balance of careful listening, warmth, respectful feedback and skill building to my work with clients. I work with individuals and couples, and would be glad to speak with you about your concerns.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Pennington 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 Pennington 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.
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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 Pennington 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.