I earned my Master of Social Work from Temple University, and I am pursuing full licensure in Pennsylvania. I am a practicing, EMDR Level II Trained Clinician with a background in crisis counseling, advocacy, and case management. I am particularly passionate about women’s issues and currently collaborate with clients dealing with social and generalized anxiety, career and care-giving burnout, and life transition stressors stemming from (e.g. a breakup). I also specialize in supporting adult children of narcissistic parents who grapple with the effects of current and/or past emotional abuse, as well as racially/ethnically minoritized individuals encountering race-based stressors and gaslighting (e.g. in the workplace). Lastly, all are welcome who have a history of childhood and/or adult sexual trauma and women’s pelvic pain issues linked to (e.g. vaginismus).
I enjoy applying evidence-based interventions that complement your values, preferences, and goals throughout our collaboration. I use person-centered approaches to help you feel seen and heard, as well as solution-focused/coaching techniques to fulfill your problem-solving needs and instill hope. I integrate empowerment-focused approaches into sessions, as well as EMDR, mindfulness, and somatic experiencing techniques to promote healing, visceral safety, and posttraumatic growth. I also apply psychodynamic approaches to help you discern how the past fuels your present suffering and add a dash of acceptance and commitment approaches to benefit anyone who struggles to navigate the never-ending bumps in the road of life. Last but not least, I am aware that your lived experiences and challenges are distinct, as well as strongly influenced by environmental aspects and the many intersections of your social identity.
My mission is to help you gradually untangle yourself from the sticky webs of life stressors. I also aim to boost your optimism about the future and enhance your innate gift of resilience. I hereby pledge to remain attuned to your needs and set the scene for our collaboration by generating a nonjudgmental therapeutic space that will allow you to reap the most benefits from your sessions. During your therapeutic expedition, I will trek beside you and match your pace as you acquire skills to deal with ditches or unexpected detours that we may run into along the way. Overall, I am here for anyone who craves to feel less alone or misunderstood and is searching for a safe other who will offer empathy and unconditional acceptance.