Welcome to The Comfy Place! We know that seeking out therapy can be a new and sometimes uncomfortable experience, but we appreciate you considering us to help you on your journey. Our focus is on helping children, teens, young adults, and families heal. We understand that life has many ups and downs so, we aim to create a safe space where people can have fun, get real, and heal. We want everyone to feel like they are a part of our Comfy Place family where we welcome all with open arms no matter where they are on their walk in life. I currently serve the following states MA, NJ, RI, VT, ME, NH, UT & FL via TELEHEALTH ONLY.
I am genuinely interested in you and the situation leads you to seek counseling services today. Whether that be • A child struggling to cope at home or in school • Teenager struggling with depression or anxiety • Marriage issues • The need to rediscover meaning and purpose • A grandparent finding yourself, once again, the primary caretaker for little ones. We all need a support system and I value your family as you define it.
I have a background in Transpersonal Psychology, this means moving through difficult life experiences and transforming these to inhabit your highest potential. I have experience working with Uniformed Service Personal, with anxiety, depression, and trauma using EMDR. I facilitate groups in meditation and breath-work to provide tools for anxiety and depression. If you are looking for help with traumatic memories triggering anxiety and depression; seeking greater motivation and self-discipline; seeking help to move through difficult life transitions, divorce, grief, and loss; or simply desiring deepened presence in the here and now.
I love working with adults and youth who are feeling "stuck" and are seeking ways in which they can improve their overall functioning across domains. I offer a calm and safe place that can be utilized for self-exploration and reflection. My background is rooted in trauma-informed care and transformative social work practice. I am a strong believer in the importance of authenticity in relationships. My ideal client is someone who is willing, at whatever pace makes sense to them, to collaborate on identifying solutions to overcome obstacles.
My motto is: "LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE". I have worked in the Mental Health field across many settings and with all age groups. As the years pass and my experience deepens, I find that my approach is leaning more and more towards Positive Psychology. While I am skilled and knowledgeable about how to help solve problems, work through issues and reduce symptoms, I also feel that it is my job to help people to access the strengths and assets that they already have or can develop to help them towards healing.
I provide empathy and interactive tools to help you resolve personal struggles that manifest as anxiety, panic, confusion, fear, depression, worry or relationship problems. By accompanying you in conversation about your problems, strengths, achievements and values; or through play, drawing or dream recall I help you identify the relationship between your feelings and needs. Understanding this relationship is vital for resolving problems with peaceful and direct communication and cultivates self- compassion. My aim is to provide a therapeutic process that is supportive, relieving, exciting, appropriately challenging, and rewarding.
Now accepting clients for telehealth sessions, with a focus in treating PTSD. The goals of treatment with me often focus on goal identification, skill development, and working through trauma. I believe therapy is most impactful when clients give themselves permission to try new things, approach themselves with curiosity and empathy, and push themselves out of their comfort zones. I have served individuals who struggle with mood instability, people with substance use disorders or who are considering making a change in their use, formerly incarcerated people, LGBTQIA individuals, and survivors of trauma.