How do I choose a therapist?
First, I want to say that I understand that taking that first step can be a scary one for many, but it also shows the strength you have by taking that step! Choosing someone at times can be an overwhelming experience. However finding that right therapist for you can be life changing, too.
I have always said it’s just like finding a comfortable pair of shoes: sometimes you have to go to several stores to try them on to find the right one.
When you find that right one who you feel is authentic and trusting, you’re able to make the changes you need to for your life. It is extremely important to me that those who come feel comfortable and feel that authenticity, respect and trustworthiness is present.
Who do you work with?
Although my studies and experience enables me to help individuals from age 3 to 65 from all different backgrounds, I have most enjoyed my work with women from preteen to adult years (1o years to 65 years).
Many different things can happen through life such as loss, self-esteem issues, trauma, high levels of stress, life changes, ADHD, Anxiety and Depression. And how these challenges present in life also changes as we get older.
Pre-teens, teens, young adults and adults need a place where they can feel safe, that the therapist understands their unique struggles and that they can trust this person wholeheartedly. As a team, I work with my clients to help them strengthen their self-worth/esteem, discover healthy ways to manage life, and assist them in building healthy, strong relationships with themselves and important other people in their lives.
My primary goal in working with you is to help you not just survive life but to Thrive in life!
What is your experience?
I earned my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College, Springfield, MA and my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Elms College. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I am also certified Health Coach and 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher.
My past experience includes working with individuals, couples, families, and teens in multiple of different levels of care here in the State of Connecticut. I had the opportunity to provide individual, group, couples, and family counseling to those struggling with emotional, psychiatric, and addictive illnesses.
So you’re a real person?
While I would love to say that I am a superhero, I am a completely real person. I am married and I have two amazing kids, who I learn from as much as they learn from me. And most importantly, they remind me to practice what I am always teaching to those that I see about self-care.
I am always working on creating the sway in life by making sure I take the time for me, my husband and I and us enjoy ourselves as a family. In my free time, I love being out in nature, cooking, painting, photography, yoga, running, playing with the kids and our dog.