I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Pace University and Master’s Degree in Social Work from Monmouth University.
I have been working with individuals whom have been diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse concerns for over15 years. My experience includes settings of substance use detox, psychiatric crisis intervention, inpatient hospitalization, inpatient rehabilitation, partial care hospitalization, Intensive outpatient, outpatient and halfway houses, as well as an independent practice. Within these environments, I have conducted group, individual, family counseling, as well as clinical supervision or other counselors in training.
In addition to my clinical career, my article series, “Postpartum Mental Health, The Silent Darkness” was published in Monmouth County’s ‘The Journal’ in their health and wellness section.
I believe in the therapeutic techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, 12 step-based treatment, and Experiential Therapy, believing that these techniques empower your acceptance of the past and present situations and create a future self; filled with meaning and empowerment. I have training in experiential therapies, such as EFT (tapping) and yoga therapy and the use of flow arts.
I have faith you can find your own meaning of success and achieve self-acceptance, long term sobriety, stabilization and gain life changing beliefs and behaviors. People with mental health and addiction issues can feel alone and misunderstood and have lost primary support systems over time. You are never alone.