My Approach

I began my work in the counseling field in community mental health in a program that served children at risk for out of home treatment. This gave me experience in crisis interventions, working with a variety of concerns in children and adults, and in family therapy. My work continued in victim services, where my knowledge of support for individuals that have experienced trauma expanded and my training in mindfulness as a tool for healing began. In the years that I have worked in private practice, my work with children, families, and individuals that have endured trauma has continued. I also offer a variety of groups that merge mindfulness and yoga with counseling concepts as a tool for growth. In addition, as a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in supervision through my work in community mental health, I am open to supporting counselors in expanding their professional knowledge and experience while they work towards licensure. My areas of expertise are child and family therapy, play therapy, parenting, trauma treatment, mindfulness, and a variety of treatment modalities grounded in humanistic counseling.  I welcome child, adolescent, and adult clients experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, and issues surrounding grief and loss, transitions, abuse, and trauma.

Qualifications

Licensed Professional Counselor
MS in Counseling & Human Relations from Villanova University
Postgraduate Certificate in Trauma Studies from Chestnut Hill
10 years’ experience in counseling
Certified Sexual Assault Counselor
Certified in Psychological First Aid
Certified as a Yoga Gangster, to teach yoga to at-risk individuals
3 years of intensive training in family counseling at the Philadelphia Child & Family Training Center

Trained in: The Trauma Recovery & Empowerment Model, Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Art Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness & Acceptance Therapy, Child Centered Play Therapy, Eliana Gil’s Integrated Model of Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Expressive Therapies, and Yoga Calm

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