SERVICES I OFFER
Personalized Care and Guidance
I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. For the past 25 years I have worked with individuals in PA & MA on various challenges from small scale circumstances, to traumatic experiences - my services are personalized to suit everyone’s needs.
Maybe you are experiencing job stress, feeling anxious, recently lost a loved one, whatever it may be you are taking an important step in healing by looking for counseling. I believe therapy is a vital investment in your life to lead you to be the best version of yourself that you can. I work together with clients and use a team approach in our therapy. As a therapist I will meet you where you are at by offering you a safe comforting space to share your struggles. I don't come from the position as expert, although I will use my skills and training to help guide your toward healing. I believe the process of working together brings genuine healing, happiness and growth for all.
Some of the common issues I see in my practice are:
- Loss & Grief
- Struggling in school, sports or job performance
- Parenting Issues
- Co-Parenting after divorce
- Anger management
- Relationship Conflicts
- Adjusting to new situations
- Chronic Pain
- Behavior Issues
- Peer Relationships
- Self Esteem
Schedule an appointment today and begin your journey toward healing and happiness.
“To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.” – Confucius
Family therapy offers a way for families to develop happy healthy relationships with one another. There are many reasons why families may seek therapy and they can gain great benefits by learning to communicate better, listening to each other, express themselves openly and learn to solve problems together. I like to look at the family as a puzzle each piece is vital in completing the entire picture. Each member serves an important function to make the family unit healthy and strong.
You Are Not Alone
In group therapy you are not alone and gain support and feedback from others who can relate to what you are experiencing. Group therapy helps individuals develop communication skills and socialization skills, and allows clients to learn how to express their issues and accept criticism from others. Group therapy also helps individuals to develop self-awareness by listening to others with similar issues. For information on groups that I offer go to the Group Page.
A Happier, Healthier You
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. It is an entire therapy model that has been proven to be highly effective for those who have experienced trauma.
EMDR therapy is founded on the basis that our emotional well-being is interwoven with our physical (somatic) state. Therefore, EMDR employs a body-based technique called bilateral simulation during which a therapist will guide a client through through eye movements, tones, or taps in order to move a memory that has been incorrectly stored to a more functional part of the brain.
During trauma our brain processes and stores memories incorrectly. This incorrect storage can lead to past memories feeling very present. Related or unrelated stimuli in the present can lead to clients reacting as they did at the time of trauma. The brain feels if the past disturbing event is happening currently.
EMDR therapy corrects this mis-storage so that the painful memories associated with the trauma lose their charge.The client can react to stimuli in the present without the past interfering.
Are you considering virtual therapy? Technology has opened up avenues to access mental health treatment and provides access to mental health services in situations where in-person counseling is not possible or likely. I have been providing teletherapy to clients in both Pennsylvania and Massachusetts for the past 5 years via a confidential Hippa compliant video site.
The benefits of online therapy is that you can schedule at a time that works for you in the convenience of your own home and receive the same quality treatment as you would in a traditional therapy office. It provides an easy way to get the care you need in spite of any limiting factors such as a travel, time constraints, busy schedule, disability, or illness. Virtual counseling is confidential and research has shown that online therapy can produce the same level of results as in person therapy.
You can contact me for a free phone consultation and we can discuss if virtual therapy would be the best way to meet your needs.