I am passionate about providing quality, professional therapy to all clients. I wholly embrace the privilege to support and empower my clients as they overcome challenges and make positive changes, cultivating hope, resilience, and overall wellness. I provide support to children of all ages, adolescents, and adults. In addition to working well with school-aged children, I particularly enjoy working with young adults transitioning from adolescence into adulthood. I am also experienced in supporting new mothers and/or those coping with postpartum issues.
I recognize that mental health is an integral part of for our overall well-being. My mission is to provide professional help, in a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental environment, to those facing mental health or behavioral challenges. My services are highly personalized and tailored to my client's needs to ensure growth and satisfaction during the therapeutic process. I am here for you, with help, hope and healing, every step of the way.
It feels horrible when you realize anxiety and fear have taken control and that you are truly not living and experiencing the life you always hoped you would. For over 15 years I have helped adolescents and adults manage their fears and overcome their anxiety. I have extensive training and experience and use the most up-to-date, evidence-based techniques to teach you the most effective ways of handling and overcoming your anxiety. I can help you calm those anxious feelings. You can feel more relaxed and in control and start living the life you deserve.
Hello! My name is Allie, and I am a professional counselor. I decided to become a counselor because I enjoy being a support system. I have worked in partial care transitional housing facilities and have an extensive background in providing outpatient counseling services. I use a trauma-informed, holistic, and strengths-based approach with all my clients. I also commonly use CBT, MI, expressive therapy, and solution-focused strategies in sessions. Most recently, I was trained in TF-CBT by the CARES institute for adolescent survivors of abuse.
Have you recently experienced a change in your relationship, work, or family? Do you struggle with depression or anxiety? Whether you are experiencing upsetting symptoms, or just know that you want to make some positive changes in your life, psychotherapy may help. I believe that therapy is most effective when it is focused on helping you best understand yourself including your past, your current struggles, and your hopes for your future. Connecting with the right therapist can play a significant role in successful healing. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, relationship and social problems, self-esteem concerns, and adjustment issues.
We see the world through the filter of our beliefs. These beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world influence our interpretations of the experiences we have. They exert power over our emotions and behaviors. Sometimes our beliefs cause dysfunction in our lives, causing depression, anxiety, or low self-worth. They can dampen motivation, inhibit our behavior, and disrupt our relationships. Inaccurate, dysfunctional beliefs can trap us in a self-fulfilling prophecy, as when, for instance, a belief that we are incompetent causes us to avoid new opportunities, resulting in outcomes that make us feel even more incompetent.
As a psychologist, I appreciate the opportunity to witness peoples’ capacity for not only surviving, but also thriving in today’s complicated world. My experience over the past decade has brought me to understand the many ways a therapist’s role is akin to that of a gardener tending to a lotus. Just as the young lotus needs tender care and stillness, I provide a safe, nurturing and collaborative environment. Respecting the lotus’s need for sunlight, I approach therapy with warmth, openness and humor. As a Confucian scholar once said, “I love the lotus because while growing from mud, it is unstained.”
If you are looking to understand yourself better and develop an honest, open relationship with your (human) therapist, I might be a good fit for you. I have helped people survive and heal from trauma, loss, and disappointment to find a greater sense of agency in their lives. My practice is informed by research and theory, but I try to use everyday, non-technical language in my work.
In addition to providing traditional talk therapy, I am one of only two Certified Bioenergetic Therapists in NJ. This cutting-edge form of body-centered psychotherapy involves tapping into the body’s own wisdom through techniques such as breathing, grounding, and centering. Research shows that traumatic stress has little to do with cognition—it emanates from the emotional part of the brain, which is accessed through the body. I have spent more than ten years studying and applying this specialized form of psychotherapy and find deep satisfaction in helping others receive its benefits.
I have over 20 years of experience helping adolescents, adults, and couples navigate difficult times, confusing and debilitating feelings, and complicated relationships. My treatment approach starts with the client--with the belief that everyone is exquisitely unique--and therefore therapy is not one-size-fits-all. I believe that being genuine with clients is essential; in my office you will find a healing conversation, not talking to a stone wall.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who treats individuals and couples coping with emotional distress, mental health disorders or interpersonal conflict. I provide a safe, empathetic, and supportive environment to assist clients in finding solutions to their problems. I specialize in treating depressive and anxiety disorders with an emphasis on mindfulness and behavioral coping skills. I help individuals find acceptance and relief from pain through supportive interventions. I recognize the potential for overcoming adversity and believe in the individual's capacity for growth using a strengths-based and solution-focused approach.
Next workshop July 23-24, 2016. The Hold Me Tight couples weekend workshop is a psycho-educational relationship enhancement program for intimate partners who want to break negative cycles and find safe connection and fulfillment in life. The workshop is designed to give you specific tools and you will learn to: * Affirm strengths in your relationship * Improve your communication * Address negative interaction patterns that affect your ability to be happy * Understand more clearly each other's emotions * Recognize underlying reasons for your conflict * Learn to renew love and build trust * Learn how to repair and forgive injuries * Enhance your emotional and physical intimacy.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (in NJ and PA), National Certified Counselor, and Certified School Counselor with experience working with clients with various mental health issues, specializing in eating disorders and mood disorders. My focus and goal is to combine a supportive and safe environment to promote client growth and healing. I have also completed the required training to provide Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) for trauma and other mental health issues.
Are you looking for a warm and sensible therapist? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Does your family life involve too much arguing and too little fun? Are you worried because your child seems stressed or lonely? There are so many therapists out there; it's hard to figure out who will be right for you. You need someone who will not only understand, but will also help you move forward in ways that matter to you.
My approach to therapy is compassionate and respectful. In addition to gaining greater understanding of your self, therapy is an opportunity to learn specific skills and techniques for meeting your goals and feeling better. I value therapy as a time to face difficulties and break free from unsatisfying ways of feeling, thinking, or being in relationships with others. As a clinical psychologist, I am experienced in helping clients struggling with anxiety, low mood, painful or intense emotions, problems in close relationships, and self-criticism.
Imagine that you are engaged in a battle of tug-of-war. In between is a dark bottomless pit that you struggle against falling into. Some days it looks like maybe you are winning the battle; other days you are barely avoiding falling in to the pit. Humans are hardwired for pain and suffering. The good news is that rooted deep within us is also the capacity for growth and transcendence. Readiness for therapy involves an opening up to new possibilities and experience and a willingness to learn more supportive ways of relating and responding to life’s challenges, or in other words, learning to drop the rope.
Grief leaves you feeling hopeless and alone. Life as you know it has ended and everyone wants you to “get over it”. You don’t even recognize the person you have become. Following a loss, everything feels different. You don’t feel like you can relate to friends and the world around you as you did before.
I am a client-centered therapist who strives towards helping each individual find their strengths and develop compassion and kindness towards self. I am a therapist who believes in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and uses a compassionate, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach with each of my clients.