Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP-II
While I consider myself to be a versatile therapist, much of my work is focused on the needs of adolescents and young adults experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as individuals experiencing or considering life transitions. I have received post-graduate training in treating children, adults and families experiencing bereavement and individuals diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. My approach is best described as client-centered, but I utilize the theories and strategies of cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy and narrative therapy in my work.
The practice of therapy can mean different things to different people. Whether you are navigating a life change, hoping to address acute symptoms, or looking for more support, therapy can help you better understanding yourself. Through examining relationships and reflecting on past experiences, therapy can foster deeper insight into how to pursue a more fulfilled future.
I believe we all carry a wealth of past experiences, and that this often involves old or unhealed wounds. Sometimes this presents as feelings of disconnection, depression, racing thoughts or anxiety, sometimes as substance use, self-harming behavior, or relationship problems. Wherever you are at, I will work to build a relationship together which we can use to explore your life and where you are now with the goal of moving forward and growing in whatever ways you want. The therapist-client relationship is something I value deeply.
Whether you are feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of daily life or held back by painful experiences from the past, you do not have to face life's challenges alone. I view therapy as a collaborative process that is built upon openness, understanding, and hope. I believe the most important relationship you have is with yourself. My work with clients centers around developing a healthy sense of self in order to manage life’s difficulties more easily. Effective communication is at the core of my work with couples and families. I enjoy partnering with clients to foster new dynamics when old ways of relating are no longer working.
Let’s get you to where you want to be. I believe my clients are the experts in their own lives and I bring to the work: lived experience, training, and a sincere commitment to you living your best life. I follow your lead while also speaking up when something sounds like it might be harmful internalized messaging. I am invested in working with people of a wide range of relationship models and social identities including polyamorous/non-monogamous, trans and nonbinary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, fat, disabled, neurodivergent, and sex workers. I come to therapy as a second career from the art and education worlds.
Are you living your most authentic life? Let's figure out what is in your way and how you can improve your sense of self as well as your relationships. I co-own a practice and our providers are all doctoral-level psychologists with extensive experience. I specifically work with anxiety, trauma and PTSD, relationship concerns, LGBTQ issues, worry and perfectionism, co-dependency, depression, and family discord, among others. I am an Integrative therapist who often utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) while incorporating other evidence-based treatment approaches and relying heavily on Attachment Theory and feminist principles.
Anxiety, depression, or unresolved trauma has held you back long enough. You want to feel as though your life is moving in a positive direction, that you have a purpose and that you’re no longer repeating patterns that have hurt you in the past. You’re tired of feeling like you are going around in circles, feeling “stuck” but you're not quite sure why. Maybe you can’t remember the last time you weren’t feeling anxious, exhausted, or doubting yourself. You’re curious about what a life full of intention, joy, and peace could be like but aren’t sure how to get there. I hear you; it’s time for a change.
I believe that acceptance and surrender are the first steps towards making a change in ones life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who focuses on encouraging and empowering individuals on their road to recovery. I work with adults with addiction issues, as well as depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. I also treat couples dealing with troubles in their relationships. My approach is psycho-dynamic with emphasis on empowering my clients by using a short-term problem-solving approach.
Do you ever feel like you take care of everyone around you and can't find the time or energy to care for yourself? Do you experience imposter syndrome or anxiety and sometimes don't even know where it is coming from? Is there a part of you that tends to be self-critical and you don't know how to manage it? When we experience distressing events in our lives, they can create negative beliefs about ourselves that can impact the way we navigate our world. Your pain is real, you are not alone, and you are capable of healing. Let's get you started on that path.
Enspire Consulting Group, LLC is a premier private practice that offers individual and group sessions to children, adults and families. Our well trained and skilled clinicians counsel on a range of emotional and personal issues. We offer a comfortable, supportive atmosphere that provides a personalized approach to supporting a growth mindset. We feel passionate about the work we do, and are committed to helping our client's feel better about themselves and their lives. We understand that sadness, anger, fear and anxiety are universal experiences to which we are here to help clients move through those cycles of negative thoughts.
I aim to meet every client where they are, providing support that is individual to the client. I do not believe in a one size fits all treatment, and pull from various modalities to ensure the care being delivered is unique, collaborative, and centered around the person.
The prospect of finding a therapist or beginning therapy for the first time can come with an array of feelings- nervous, excited, relieved, exhausted- so much more. Let's talk to see if we might be a good fit and ease some of the stress you may be holding. I specialize in working with individuals from racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender diverse backgrounds who are or have experience living within systems that were not set up for them to succeed. Instead of pathologizing depression, anxiety, loneliness, unworthiness, guilt, shame, and other responses, we will look at the strengths in your survival and explore new, adaptable skills.
I take pride in helping others build trust and positive connections, even when it feels hopeless. I currently serve adults, adolescents ages 16+, and families of teens 13 and up. My extensive background in family therapy, working with adults in multiple settings and adolescents in their homes and classrooms allows me to dedicate our time to learning your strengths, and using them to assist you with creating the specific tools that you and your family need to rebuild the connections that you may have believed to be lost forever.
Do you feel anxious, lonely, like your life is upside down, like the world does not make sense, or cornered? Do you doubt your choices? Do you wish to find new ways and new answers? Your new path can start here and now! Psychoanalytic therapy means that you are not alone anymore in facing challenges, mending relationships, building strength, and creating the future you deserve. Whether you need help with your career, your romantic partner, your relationships, parenting, or aging parents, Please do not hesitate: call or text at 215-352-5975 or email.
I believe that the work of therapy needs to be done in an atmosphere of safety, intelligence, warmth and humor. Therapy is often hard work because it takes so much commitment for us to look at ourselves objectively and work through challenging issues in our lives. Sometimes we come to therapy because there is a specific situation that we need immediate and/or brief assistance with or for an objective voice of reason. Sometimes we come to therapy because there have been challenges over time that have gotten in our way of getting what we want out of our lives.
I enjoy the diversity of my clients, walking with adults of all ages and backgrounds. Since 2011 I have turned into the joys of psychotherapy after being primarily a pastor for many years. I wait for my clients to introduce faith into our process together and do not have preconceived notions about how therapy should work or where you should end up. I see my main job as listening carefully, mirroring your process with empathy and helping you move toward the goals you set, whether they are about reaching deeper inside or moving into the practical steps you need to take next week.
I whole-heartedly believe that the most powerful personal growth is cultivated when we are equipped with support, compassion, and encouragement. My therapeutic approach is warm and non-judgmental, and I strive to be that source of support, compassion, and encouragement for my clients while also teaching them valuable skills that allow them to access these tools within themselves as well. I am eager to hold space to allow you to experience an openness to explore, and a willingness to produce real, raw, and vulnerable change.
I am a Licensed Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of OCD and Anxiety Disorders (i.e., Specific Phobias, Panic Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Emetophobia, Misophonia, etc.). I utilize a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) framework, specifically exposure with response prevention (ERP).
I am currently focused on supporting older teens, young adults and adults as they work through many of life's issues and transitions; I have extensive experience with college and graduate students. I am available to assist anyone who feels they could use extra support during stressful times and work with those who are experiencing depression, anxiety or need help navigating the struggles of daily life. Taking the step to seek help from a therapist is a brave one and I ensure that I do not take my role for granted. Through compassion and humor, I cultivate the unique and special relationship between therapist and client.
Sometimes going through life feels like hitting the same wall over and over again. Our past traumas, experiences in relationships, societal and/or familial expectations can unconsciously start to dictate the ways that we think about ourselves and how we relate to the world; we start to have trouble seeing ourselves clearly. As a therapist, I strive to provide a safe and validating space to explore the issues and pain that might be holding you back from being your most authentic self; helping to refocus your vision so that you are able to witness your own resilience and unique power.
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