I understand that talking to someone you don't know about personal issues is difficult, so I do my best to create a safe and relaxed environment. I primarily work with individuals coping with anxiety issues, depression, borderline personality disorder, bipolar d/o, those on the autism spectrum, self-worth and relationship issues. I have a personal interest in working with veterans, college students and individuals struggling with LGBT+ issues. I'm a pretty authentic, honest person, and I like to find and highlight your strengths, especially when you struggle with that.
I believe that counseling is a collaborative process. Together, we will seek to identify what is already working successfully in your life and capitalize on these strengths to tackle any existing barriers. It is important to set manageable, realistic goals in order to achieve your objectives. Building a resilient mindset is the key to unlocking endless potential.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LBS , NCC AAT
Therapy is meant to be a completely individual experience, and I treat it as such, with deep compassion and absolutely no judgment. Whether working with children or adults, the therapeutic alliance we will build is the foundation of successful treatment.
You are here because know something has got to change. Is the pandemic making you feel anxious, tense and uncertain? Has all this time at home made you realize that you don't feel well emotionally or physically? Do you have that depleting sense of never feeling good enough? Do you constantly feel overwhelmed? Do you want to feel more confident? Has traditional therapy left you feeling like something was missing? My expertise is in mind-body therapy that will help you to work through your old patterns and give you concrete tools to help you make small, yet profound, changes that support and nourish both the mind and the body.
I want to help you claim your best life! Helping people change has been my life's work for over 20 years. I utilize the best practices that help my clients live the life they want....not to avoid the struggle but to embrace it and triumph. While I have studied various forms of therapy..CBT, DBT, Family systems, etc., what I find most fascinating is the ongoing triumph of the human spirit over adversity. I would love to help you utilize the resources you have to successfully meet your life's challenges. "How can I be Helpful?"
Hi there! I am a therapist with Momentum Counseling and Coaching in West Chester, PA. I am passionate about helping clients work through difficult times in their lives, while simultaneously developing insight and coping skills that work specifically for them. Also, I am a body positive therapist who is devoted to helping clients improve their relationship with themselves and their bodies. I am hoping I can help you live a fulfilling life according to your values!
One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Part of our story is suffering. Emotional suffering may include anxiety, depression, grief, conflicts in relationships and trauma. For most of us, suffering is more than just one thing. As humans, we innately try to avoid suffering instead of confronting it. I want to guide you to understand, confront, and alleviate your suffering. The goal is to increase understanding of the self which leads to feelings of empowerment, courage, self-determination, hope, meaningfulness and freedom.
Are you tired of feeling disconnected and alone in your relationship? It feels like each time you communicate, both are left feeling hurt and not understood. Maybe deep down you feel sad but the anger and frustration is building. You start to question everything and fear conflict will never be resolved. You both feel stuck and are not sure how to get out of this cycle that just repeats itself over and over.
Life can be challenging, and often we can find ourselves at a point where we wonder how to go on. We get stuck, feel overwhelmed and discouraged and wonder what the next step is. No matter what your experience is at this time, if you feel like you can benefit from having a therapist collaborate with you to research stuck patterns and personal problems and create options for recovery and self-improvement, then consider contacting me.
There are times we can become stuck in life's challenges. We find ourselves discouraged knowing how we would like things to be or how we would like to feel but find ourselves unable to navigate the best course. I enjoy helping clients navigate such challenges and develop a greater understanding of themselves while focusing on goals.
Are you tired of feeling like you don't matter? Life is made up of many relationships. Some of them are very rewarding - you couldn't live without them! Then there are....well lets just say "the others". In these relationships, you question yourself, you question your perspective, you dont feel "safe", you question how you got here....in this place where you feel powerless, marginalized and invisible. Maybe you are suffering from Relationship Abuse? No wonder you feel anxious and depressed!
I believe anyone can change. My role is to help you identify what you want to be different and to develop the strategies necessary to achieve these goals. I approach people from a non-judgmental mindset, treating them with respect and dignity. Many of the people I see struggle with major life altering events such as divorce and/or addiction. Many others have come from abusive environments, which interfere with their ability to form healthy connections with others. What these people often share is the feeling of being overwhelmed. By systematically reviewing the forces creating the difficulty, peace can be yours.
My goal is to help you improve your quality of life, substantially. I will help you make the positive changes you need by reducing anxiety, easing your stress, and gaining more control in your life. You will achieve and experience these goals in a secure and caring environment, discover your own inner strengths and develop effective coping skills.
For more information on treatment modalities and specific problem areas I target please read on in this website page. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, crisis intervention therapy and interpersonal therapy focusing on anxiety, depression and relationship issues.
As a psychological professional and educational specialist, my role is unique in that I apply my expertise in mental health counseling, education and vocational support to identify and address the individualized learning, behavioral, social-emotional and occupational strengths and needs of the individuals I serve. Over my years of professional practice, I've found that true potential can be unlocked and realized through compassion, strong collaboration, effective guidance and thoughtful intervention
It is not uncommon during times that are personally challenging in one's life to question beliefs, doubt abilities and experience a decrease in self-esteem. As a licensed psychologist in private practice, I am dedicated to assisting clients in the creation of loving, healing relationships in every aspect of life. I provide a safe and welcoming environment in which clients focus on developing greater levels of self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-esteem. I offer supportive, caring therapy to women and men experiencing a variety of life issues and transitions.
I believe the relationship between client and therapist is critical in understanding why certain things might cause you pain and to help facilitate growth and change that you want and need. Using a trauma-informed approach, I focus on the uncovering and expression of emotions and the integration of new insights into how you understand yourself in order to move forward in your journey of self-awareness. I feel that you are the expert of your own experience, and, therefore, collaboration between you and I in therapy is important to help you feel safe, empowered, and secure, in order to best work together to maximize your wellness.
Life can be overwhelming and full of challenges. I believe we all have the need for a little help at times; someone who listens without judgment and encourages personal growth. I focus on providing compassionate, strength based, quality counseling and support individuals in developing new tools to better address troubling issues.
Do you feel distant from your partner? Are you having trouble communicating? Do you feel like you are fighting all of the time? Many couples experience times in their relationships when they feel dissatisfied or begin to question the relationship itself. I work with couples and individuals to assist them to reconnect in their relationships, to communicate more effectively, to develop a more in depth understanding of themselves and their partners, and to create a deeper level of emotional intimacy.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, CCDPD
In our society, we tend to see asking for help as a weakness. I completely disagree with this as I feel that asking for help is difficult and, therefore, a very brave thing to do. I have over 10 years of experience as a therapist. I love my work and feel passionate about helping people become their best selves. I have experience working with a variety of issues including trauma, general mental health, and substance abuse. My goal is help people heal and learn from the past while making changes in the present in order to live healthier and happier.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in West Chester 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 West Chester 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?
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Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like West Chester 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 West Chester 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.