We all experience challenges in our lives. My goal for nearly two decades has been to assist people with working through the many stressors that we face on a daily basis. From anxiety, depression, parenting issues, to improving self-love and self-care, I enjoy helping adults find ways to balance their lives and heal holistically. Many of us have struggled with negative self-talk, oftentimes impacting our ability to act. I would love to assist you with realigning your mind/body/spirit to a healthier way of thinking and living.
If you are reading this, you have already taken the first step! Starting therapy can be overwhelming, especially if you have been sitting with difficult feelings on your own, but here’s the thing, some of the scariest things are the most rewarding; and I am here to move into that with you. My practice is informed by my identity as a black woman, and I view the therapeutic relationship as a space that fosters a collaborative environment. I navigate spaces with openness, humor, and empathy, seeking always to understand others with grace and an appreciation of their autonomy.
Life is full of challenges that test our resilience and leave us questioning or doubting ourselves. Therapy is a place to get the support you need to move forward and discover new meaning, joy, and honesty in your relationships. While I tend to focus on the here and now of life’s obstacles, during therapy, we will likely explore past patterns and incorporate mindfulness to help you feel more in control in the future.
My practice includes individual therapy with adults 18+ focusing on mental health, identity, life transition and burnout concerns. My style is non-pathologizing, collaborative and individualized. I use an anti-oppression social justice framework and believe that problems exist outside of people, not inside of them. My role is to try to be helpful in ways that are personally meaningful to you as you identify what continues to be influential in your life.
Seeking therapy takes immense strength and courage. It can feel vulnerable to trust another human with your struggles, fear, and pain. From the beginning, I will do my best to listen deeply and carefully, respecting that you have been doing the best you can with what you’ve been handed in life. I believe that our symptoms often provide information about how we have had to adapt to our circumstances. I therefore strive to honor how you have had to cope while working towards alleviating your distress and deepening your connection with yourself and others.
I specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma in childhood or adulthood. I have worked with Veterans for over 20 years, and have extensive experience with Evidence-Based Treatments for Trauma and PTSD. I work with each client to foster their strength, resilience, and zest for life. I also work with clients who want to find greater fulfillment in their relationships. I am deeply committed to offering a safe, warm, affirming environment for clients to heal.
Do you feel stressed-out, overwhelmed, have trouble making decisions or find that your emotions are interfering with relationships? Maybe you're a parent that loves your child, but you are at a loss of how to help them with their intense emotions and behaviors. Are you tired and fed up with life during a pandemic? Life is not always easy but with the right tools you can learn ways to grow and adapt so that you can more easily handle the ups and down of life. “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the first step." - Naeem Callaway
My approach to therapy is one that prioritizes the creation of a relationship that is safe, mutual, and honest. I want my clients to feel empowered and free to explore themselves and grow into the person they wish to become. I am calm, warm, and active. I offer my clients feedback and challenge them in ways that encourage growth, often with some levity and humor. I value knowing my clients as a person and prioritize gaining an understanding and appreciation of their perspective. I work together with my clients to identify negative patterns in their life and provide the opportunity to create new, healthy experiences.
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.
Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Do you feel sad or anxious? Do you have concerns with your partner or your child? My calm and gentle style enables me to work with people of all ages in a manner that draws upon your inherent strengths to overcome the obstacles you face. I use an empowering approach to help you feel better in a way that is compassionate, challenging, validating, and rewarding. I am also available to provide supervision for licensure as a professional counselor in Pennsylvania.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in counseling with adults and older adolescents. I have a special interest and expertise in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and have significant experience with Exposure and Response Prevention and Dialectal Behavior Therapy Skills Training. I have worked with individuals who struggle with a variety of behavioral health issues to include but not limited to OCD, Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, as well as individuals who have difficulty managing emotions.
I am passionate about helping others of all ages in their time of need by offering non-judgmental genuine empathy and support. Life can be challenging, but there is no need to face these challenges alone. Allow me to walk with you through your healing process.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAACD, MAC
As a young adult I sought out counseling to help me navigate my life's issues. It felt most beneficial when a therapist, by listening and understanding me, in a nonjudgmental, supportive and educational way, seemed to meet me where I was at both emotionally and mentally- giving me hope, the tools, the time and the motivation I needed to heal.These healing experiences gave me the desire to help others. Thus following their positive examples, I have approached everyone's treatment on an individual basis- knowing everyone is different emotionally and mentally, and are coming from different life experiences.
I like to work collaboratively with clients to bring about healing in their present day lives. My approach is warm and supportive and I seek to create an environment through which the journey of psychotherapy can begin to take root.
There are seasons in life when direction from a professional can make a difference; in family relationships, peer relationships and marriage relationships. I believe in empowering people to become the best they can be by understanding from where they came. This awareness of your family of origin brings knowledge, and empowers you to work through the past and move forward to a more fulfilled life. Getting to know you and your concerns is the beginning of a therapeutic relationship which will allow me to assist in fostering your personal goals.
**Evenings/ Weekend Appointments Welcome** I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience helping clients learn to navigate through stress, depression, anxiety, sports performance/anxiety, LGBTQI+ specific concerns, transitions, low self-esteem and relationships. My experience has allowed me to work with a wide demographic of diverse and unique individuals of different ages and different backgrounds. I specialize in helping with struggles related to anxiety and depression using Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy & and with an emphasis on overall health and wellness, although I tailor my approach to each unique individual.
I am accepting new clients! “The final stage of healing is using what happens to you to help other people."- Gloria Steinem. Do you or your child find it difficult to find meaning in your struggle? Are you looking for a space to begin or continue your healing process? I am a counselor with extensive experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, parents, and families. I strive to provide a space where you, or your loved one, can be met with genuine empathy, care, compassion, and a little bit of humor. It is my belief that therapy works best as a collaborative practice, built on mutual respect and honest communication.
I have specialized in evaluating, testing, and treating children, adolescents and young adults with behavior problems, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety and Depression for 30 years in community mental health, in-home and private practice settings. I have been a Preferred Prescriber and completed BHRS/Wraparound evaluations for 20 years. I also work with adult women or men who are having transition issues such as anxiety and depression regarding changes in their lives.
I am a PA Licensed Psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. I also work with adults with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and Autism.
Therapy is about having a safe space to be your best self and figure yourself out. I will teach you about your strengths, help you unlock hidden coping skills, and create confidence in you to tackle any life challenges. Whether the struggle is depression, trauma, grief, anxiety or relationships, therapy is an opportunity to approach the issues from a new perspective, with expert help.