When we are overwhelmed by our unmet goals and struggling with our mental health it is difficult to see what we are capable of. I am passionate about helping clients identify and utilize their inner strengths in order to make the changes for a happier, healthier life. I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of each client and couple. I use a collaborative approach with my clients to create a directive, but warm and safe environment.
It is my belief that in order to assist clients in meeting their goals, that I must continue to learn and grow as a therapist, which is why continuing education and training are central to my work. I have completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my therapy work. I have completed training from Postpartum Support International (PSI) in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, as well as training from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on supporting transgender and gender non-conforming clients. Before joining Better Being Main Line, I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Immaculata University and I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
I help individuals and couples work through many different challenges, including challenges related to sex (low desire, sexual pain, sexual trauma), postpartum related moods and adjustment to motherhood, anxiety and depression. As a mother myself, I understand the importance of therapeutic support for individuals and couples adjusting to parenthood and I know the importance of being heard and supported during the perinatal period. My work with couples, which is rooted in my training in the Gottman Method not only deals with couple conflict and its resolution, but also extends beyond the conflict into the everyday aspects of couple interaction through building and repairing the couple’s friendship, love, and the couple’s shared meaning system.
I also support clients experiencing life transitions such as grief, caring for aging parents, retirement, divorce, career changes, empty nest, and emotional trauma.
I am a member of Postpartum Support International, and the American Counseling Association.