“A bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you fail to make the turn.” ~ Helen Keller
Topics I Address
I am trained to work with a variety of issues through my work as a counselor. More specifically, I have experience helping people explore an array of topics which include: Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Skills, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Skills, Family Relationships, Grief and Loss, School Problems, Stress, Behavior Problems, Selective Mutism, Anger, Eating Disorders, Career Selection, and Trauma. I look forward to partnering with you to develop strategies to help you face your life concerns and challenges.
My Thoughts on the Therapeutic Process
I commend you for making the decision to come to therapy and I offer a supportive and compassionate approach designed to help you feel comfortable in this process. Through the counseling relationship my goal is to help you gain greater self awareness and then from the awareness, build to help you be your best self. This process happens as you achieve incremental goals that allow you to gain a better sense of self as you engage in the therapeutic process. My approach is collaborative and together we will work to align your thoughts and feelings toward congruency with your behaviors. I provide guidance and support with insight and direct feedback using evidence based approaches that result in mindful solutions.
My Professional Experience
I haveexperience working in schools, homes, specialty camps, and within the community. As a Licensed Behavior Consultant, I have experience working with Individual Education Plans (IEPs), which support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and behavior challenges in the school setting. I have extensive experience working with children and adults needing social skill support, as well as, children with Selective Mutism. I worked as a parent educator in the community providing parenting education training, as well as, toilet training and behavior interventions. I also taught both Kindergarten and High School students, which gives me a wide range of experience for working with children.
Degrees and Certifications
Pre-Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania
Licensed Behavior Specialist in Pennsylvania
MA in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College
MA in Counseling and Education from Villanova University
BS in Psychology and Business from the University of Pittsburgh
Clinical Training in Social Thinking – Level One Certification
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