Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. Originally from the Philadelphia Suburbs, I do Couple’s Therapy for people who would like to improve their emotional bond and sex life, as well as Individual Therapy for people who are experiencing interpersonal and sexual distress
When there is a point in your life that you say to yourself, “I think it’s time that I reach out for help,” finding the right person for the job can be difficult. I am here because I understand that this is your time and your journey and it is my job to make sure that you feel motivated and safe along the way.
Every client of mine is valued and accepted. We are all different in some way and I believe in embracing your uniqueness. I take a nonjudgmental and empathetic approach to helping you feel a sense of belonging and I tailor our sessions so that your goals also include what is special about you.
People who know me say that I am kind, genuine, and compassionate. In our sessions, I am authentic and real. I want you to get to know me as I am getting to know you.
How I work
I believe that our therapeutic relationship is a huge predictor of success. In my therapy sessions, no single client is alike. Every person has different experiences, emotions, and processes, which is why collaboration and connection are key. We will move at a pace that feels right for you and together we will get to know each other so that you will feel safe, positive, and at ease!
My background is systemic, meaning I look at all of your relationships (present and past) and I figure out how you are affected. As people we don’t always know why we are doing something or how we feel about certain things, my background helps you achieve that.
Additionally, I work using techniques from Attachment therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy.
I am a Pennsylvania Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a Masters Degree from The College of New Jersey in Marriage, Family, and Couple’s Therapy and Counseling and have completed post-graduate training in Sex Therapy from Council for Relationships in Philadelphia, PA. Before deciding to become a therapist, I worked in business for a few years.
In addition to my therapy practice, I have been an adjunct professor of Human Sexuality and have served as a guest lecturer at The University of Pennsylvania. I have also been interviewed for New York Magazine. You can see that feature here.
In the near future, I will be offering animal-assisted therapy with my dog Jamison. She is 1.5 year-old plott hound mix who loves to play and sit on laps. Research proves that having an animal in the room can improve cognitive functioning by lowering anxiety and increasing emotional awareness.
I regularly attend conferences and continuing education workshops so that I can continue to grow my knowledge and skill set for you. I and am currently affiliated with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).