"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, "I will try again tomorrow."
---Mary Anne Radmacher
This is one of my favorite quotations and describes my overall philosophy and approach to therapy. I believe each new day is an opportunity to change a behavior or choose to react or respond differently, regardless of what you did the day before. I view missteps as opportunities for growth and change rather than evidence of failure or weakness. However, a focus on the present and future does not negate the significance of past experiences in our current struggle. My goal is to help the individuals, couples and families I work with develop the tools necessary to make changes that promote their well-being and increase their positive functioning.
While I consider myself to be a versatile therapist, much of my work is focused on the needs of young adults experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as individuals experiencing or considering life transitions (examples include transitioning from college/graduate school to career, making a career change and starting or ending a relationship). I have received post-graduate training in treating children, adults and families experiencing bereavement and individuals diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. My approach is best described as client-centered, but I utilize the theories and strategies of cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy and narrative therapy in my work.
I have my Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Rutgers College. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals.