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My Story...

I value both the therapeutic process and the therapist/client relationship and, as such, make certain that each client feels heard and understood.  


I do not view a client as a diagnosis to be managed but as a person with hopes, dreams, goals, and limitless potential to be explored.  I am committed to a client's personal growth and self-discovery.  My goal is always to partner with clients to help them know themselves, their needs, and help them learn healthy ways to get those needs met.

I am an EMDRIA-certified EMDR practioner and have advanced training in complex/developmental trauma & attachment as well as the Recent Traumatic Event Protocol (R-TEP) to aid in processing newly experienced events and the Group Traumatic Event Protocol (G-TEP) that allows families or groups to process a collective trauma together.  I have also supplemented my work in this area by training in the somatic techniques of Natural Processing & Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.  These trauma-informed approaches have provided me with the tools to work with clients struggling with past and current events that are overwhelming their ability to cope effectively.  

I have a deep appreciation for and extensive experience in working with highly sensitive clients and empaths.  I understand their unique needs and work with them to manage the intensity of their emotions and embrace their many gifts.

I have worked in schools for over 20 years as a teacher, counselor, and administrator; this has helped me understand the pressures, stress, and needs of educators.  I am passionate about my work with education professionals and strive to provide them a space to explore their feelings and needs while helping them find a meaningful work/life balance.

I employ a humanistic and integrative approach to therapy which focuses on a person's individual nature and emphasizes a client's ability to use their instincts to find wisdom, growth, and fulfillment within themselves. Additionally, I draw from somatic approaches that utilize a holistic and neurobiological approach to healing and thus utilize yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness-based techniques when appropriate.

Professional Degrees/Training

Montclair State University--Master of Arts in Counseling

Fairfield University--Integrative Trauma Psychotherapy Certification 

Beck Institute--Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dr. Janina Fisher--Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Yale University Child Development Center--Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions

Albert Ellis Institute--Treatment of Social Anxiety

Deany Laiotis--Center for Excellence in EMDR--Relational EMDR & Attachment

Craig Penner--Natural Processing

EMDR Professional Training Institute-- EMDR, Addiction & Recovery


NJ Licensed Professional Counselor--37PC00467600

National Certified Counselor (NBCC)

Approved Counseling Supervisor (CCE)

EMDRIA Certification--EMDR

Professional Organizations


American Counseling Association

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