“A thing that has not been understood inevitably reappears; like an unlaid ghost, it cannot rest until the mystery has been solved and the spell broken.” ~Sigmund Freud
Topics I Address
I am experienced in working with abuse (physical, emotional, sexual), adjustment disorders, anxiety, crisis management, grief, self-harm, trauma, anxiety/stress reduction, anger management, and grief/bereavement. However, I enjoy working with the whole range of counseling topics. I believe that through committing to counseling, we can uncover the strengths and resources you possess in order to bring about the changes you desire in your life.
My Thoughts about the Therapeutic Process
The therapeutic process begins with a supportive environment wherein we, the client and the therapist, form a positive relationship to empower you to overcome personal obstacles and express that which is difficult or painful. I aim to strengthen you so that you can improve relationships with family members, friends, and teachers. As you move through the process, you will begin to identify and internalize positive aspects about yourself. If you stick with it, we can work together to change behaviors and habits, resolve painful feelings, improve relationships, and regulate emotions.
My Professional Experience
I have worked in a variety of settings including public schools, private schools, in-patient clinics, outpatient offices, community programs, abuse shelters, and more. Over my thirty years of experience, I have learned that each of us are individuals and deserve to be treated as such. My extensive background allows me to guide you to choose effective strategies that will assist you on your own personal journey.
Degrees and Certifications
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania
Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist
MA in Special Education from Western Oregon State University
MA in Creative Arts in Therapy from Hahnemann University (PA)
BS in Speech Pathology from Washington State University
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