Calling upon my 20+ year experience as a training and development executive combined with my degree in counseling, I provide a unique perspective and approach to counseling. My specialty is a solution-based, action-oriented model. I counsel individuals, couples & families who are facing significant life transitions, including career/job, relationship/marriage, health/wellness, or specific goal-seeking issues. I partner with my clients to address their impediments to change. By crafting a strategy to achieve personal and professional goals, including identifying the psychological barriers to achieving them, I help turn these goals into reality.
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.
My ideal client is the client that has an idea of what they want in life but is overwhelmed with life stressors such as anxiety and depression. This client need a safe space to explore their life options and the triggers that are causing negative thinking patterns, self-doubt and low self-confidence. This client need support, encouragement and a non-judgmental approach to achieve their goals.
Individual psychotherapy for: anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, vocational and academic functioning, looking for better ways of being in the world. I work with adults, children, teens and young adults and families. I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma in their lives.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC, ADHD-CC, MA
My ideal client is someone open to the process of therapy. Someone who is willing to show up for themselves, and “put in the work”. My client may be someone dealing with anxiety, depression, or challenges of ADHD, such as Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria. My client may be feeling in a rut or “stuck” in personal aspects of their life. My client may be challenged by different phases and stages of life, by not feeling capable or feeling easily overwhelmed. They want to engage in therapy and work on achieving their personal goals in a space where they are seen, heard, validated and encouraged.
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.
Therapy can be a richly rewarding process. Most important to its success is first establishing a non-judgmental, collaborative relationship so together we can identify and flexibly address your particular needs. From there our work may include identifying familiar patterned behaviors and learning specific coping and problem solving skills to allow for new ways to relate to yourself, to others, to strengthen your mind, and deepen your emotional resilience. Our work will draw on a combination of treatment modalities including short-term solution-focused practices, mindfulness, and neurobiological understandings.
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia. Over the past 20 years I have worked collaboratively with clients on a wide range of issues, and am comfortable utilizing a variety of techniques designed to help empower my clients and establish a greater sense of integrity within their lives. My training in psychotherapy has been influenced by a wide variety of philosophies and theories, and I am skilled in helping clients become more aware of deeper connections to their problems, whether it be in their relationships with others or in their relationship with themselves.
From an early age, we all learn ways to cope with stress, change, and new relationships. Sometimes, familiar coping strategies, which may have served you well in the past, are no longer effective as life inevitably changes. You may feel "stuck" in these moments and at a loss for how to move forward. I work to provide a safe therapy space to explore feelings of sadness, worry, and uncertainty. Together, we can develop new coping strategies and create a plan for positive change that feels meaningful to you.
I value the vital role of the therapeutic relationship in the process of healing and personal growth. My aim is to help clients become more aware of the thoughts and emotions that underlie their distress. With new insights, unhelpful emotional and behavioral patterns can change, opening up new ways of experiencing oneself and others. I see individuals who are struggling with feelings of sadness, disappointment and loss, as well as worry and anxiety. Many who seek care feel dissatisfied in their relationships, unfulfilled at work or in school, or are looking for ways to manage the stress of serious illness or life-altering events.
At Princeton Family Institute we provide psychotherapy to families, couples and individuals from a culturally sensitive collaborative family systems perspective. I work with a range of problems:depression, anxiety, school refusal, child behavior problems, arrested emotional independence, substance abuse recovery, anorexia, and family and couples' conflict. In child-focused issues, I believe children should not alone bear the burden of change. I enlist family members as a resource in problem-solving. Parents and I work as a team to help their children. I welcome individuals, couples, and families whose problems have not been successfully addressed through other therapeutic approaches.
My ideal clients are people who are open to learning about new perspectives and ways of thinking with the intention of creating healthier inner dialogues and approaches to life stressors. Clients dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and life transitions may or may not know the root cause/s of their suffering, but taking this first step towards healing is a journey I feel privileged to participate in. Each person is the expert on themselves, and if we form an open and honest working relationship, the possibilities for transformation, growth, and lasting change are within certain reach.
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.
Feeling Stressed? Depressed? Anxious? or Overwhelmed? Sometimes we may feel stuck, not realizing we are going through a life transition... You do not have to keep feeling stuck… Life adjustments can be the catalyst to the personal growth you desire! You can begin to live out the life of health, wellness, wellbeing and abundance that you desire!
My practice offers caring and knowledgeable support. It takes courage to pursue therapy, so I provide a warm and non-judgmental environment in which effective therapy can take place. Areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, grief and loss, life transitions and relationship issues. In my practice I help you to consider and honor your whole self : mind, body emotions and spirit. Different approaches are called for at different times in life. Sometimes you just need extra support and coping strategies to get through a rough time, or sometimes going deeper to gain insight will transform old patterns.
Study after study indicates that what "works" in therapy is the quality of the relationship between the client and therapist. I create a strong relationship in which my clients feel safe and understood while sharing and exploring their lives.
I conceptualize from a psychodynamic orientation and contour treatment to the specific needs of the individual.
People often come to a therapist because they want to talk about being anxious, being lonely, feeling depressed, having difficulty in relationships, feeling stressed and burned out, or having a hard time taking care of themselves and others. I aim to help people to reduce symptoms (e.g., anxiety) and, more generally, to engage in personal growth and to foster a more connected, meaningful life. I will work with you to help you cope more effectively; in doing so, I focus on your strengths and potential.
*******NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS********My treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns in their lives and interpersonal relationships. I incorporate a blend of conventional and alternative approaches and determine which style of therapy will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, I work with clients to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
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.
At my practice, Princeton Cognitive Therapy, I provide state-of-the-art cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and OCD in children, adolescents and adults. I am an internationally published author of Helping Your Anxious Teen, which provides useful tools for parents to address teens’ worries, social anxiety, perfectionism, panic and stress. With over 25 years of experience combined with a warm and collaborative approach, I teach clients how to successfully diminish their anxious thoughts and behaviors one manageable step at a time.