I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (license #MFC42362), and received my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in 2002. I have been working in a private practice setting for most of my career as a therapist.
Psychotherapy is a very personal experience, and I invite
you to know something about me if we are to work together.
My theoretical orientation is based in Attachment Theory,
which has the view that the way we relate to others and the
world is shaped by our experiences of safety, and being
valued and respected. I include a mindful, cognitive-behavioral
approach when working to change specific and unhelpful
reaction patterns. And, I utilize a more psychodynamic approach
when deeper understanding and self awareness are sought by
you. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) in my work
with couples and families. EFT was developed by Sue Johnson and has over 20 years of excellent research and support behind its successful approach in promoting healthy and satisfying relationships.
My experience includes working with a wide range of concerns, including depression (and exhaustion), grief and loss, anxiety and stress, marital distress, divorce, career transition, ADD and ADHD, teenage angst, and devaluing self in order to prioritize the needs of children or others. I also have experience working with parenting children with special needs. I offer various support groups and parenting groups as well.
If you have questions about my services, I would be happy to offer you a 20 minute free consultation to help you determine if working with me is the right direction for you at this time.