I am committed to helping people live their lives fully while embracing both the joys and the challenges that present themselves. My style is collaborative and based on the belief that a trusting relationship is the foundation for therapeutic growth and change. My approach is holistic and integrative; I include elements of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), mindfulness, attachment parenting, cognitive, family systems and humanistic theories with treatment that is tailored to meet a client’s individual needs. As a clinical art therapist, I help individuals find their inspiration and purpose embedded within the meaningful metaphors of their lives.
As a highly sensitive individual myself, I am passionate about treating the “highly sensitive person” to gain empowerment and resiliency in an oftentimes overwhelming and overstimulating world. I have special training and experience in learning ways to navigate these special gifts as a parent, individual and healer.
I am trained in Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which is an evidence-based practice and a highly effective way to treat many issues including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, panic, depression, and attachment issues. It can also be used to enhance relaxation and mindfulness skills.
Often we get stuck in old habits that were developed earlier in life. We might hold onto old messages about our self-worth, competence, needs and value. EMDR allows us to rewrite this script and undo these old habits making space for new habits to emerge. It’s a remarkable and powerful tool that helps people to be freed up from the past to enjoy a more fulfilling life.
I am a licensed professional counselor. I graduated from C.W. Post Long Island University, New York in 2003 with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Art Psychotherapy. I have 25 years of experience working with children, families and adults in a variety of therapeutic settings. My experience includes work with developmentally disabled children in a school setting, vocational counseling, community mental health and private practice.