Licensed Professional Counselor
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and a Nationally Certified Clinician.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Communications at the University of Hartford and my Master’s degree from John Carroll University in Clinical Counseling in 1997.
I have worked as a clinician with students in academic settings at the University and Middle School level and as a supervisor in mental health agencies. I have extensive experience working with adults, children and adolescents providing individual, couples, co-parenting and family counseling. My specializations include mood disorders, anxiety, behavior and adjustment disorders, anger management, divorce issues, grief and trauma.
The focus of my therapy is to help my client increase awareness of his or her potential and create a new direction in life. Difficult experiences in our past cannot be erased, however, learning to have a better understanding about yourself may help to resolve those issues, create new beliefs and find one’s own inner strengths.
This process is an opportunity to transform painful feelings into STRENGTHS. Building on strengths can create a strong foundation for future challenges and improve healthy decision making skills. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches to assist my clients in creating positive change and personal growth that will ultimately lead to success.