My Background: As an experienced mental health therapist, I feel honored to listen to your story and work together toward change and healing. My style is very warm, supportive, emotions-focused and collaborative. I place the utmost importance on developing a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship. I do my best work with adult individuals affected by issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, borderline personality disorder, identity/self-esteem, attachment and relationship issues. I also help clients with other challenges including grief, self-harm, and chronic health issues.
Originally trained as a family systems therapist, I view all of my clients through the lens of systems theory and their family of origin. In addition, I draw from other therapeutic modalities in my work including: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Attachment Theory, Narrative Therapy and EMDR.
When I'm not working, I love traveling, watching suspense/thriller movies and shows, listening to podcasts, going to shows (fave music: post-hardcore, post-rock & emo), thrifting/antiquing, all things fashion and makeup, spending time with my family and two cats. I also frequently spend time in California, Colorado, and Hawaii, and work from there remotely at times too!
Education and Training: I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Vanguard University of Southern California (2000) and completed my graduate degree at Drexel University receiving a Master's Degree in Family Therapy (2009). My professional license #MF000729 as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Pennsylvania was obtained in 2013. I have also completed multiple trainings with Behavioral Tech and the EMDR Institute. I completed my EMDR Basic Training in 2017, and my DBT Foundational Training in 2019.