Children and families need a professional who is understanding, creative, and nurturing. People of all ages can be extremely vulnerable during therapy and require distinct, specialized care tailored to their life experience. For over 15 years, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health needs. I hold a Master’s degree in Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a Minor in Spanish from Fairleigh Dickinson University. I am proud to have the privilege to serve both English and Spanish speaking communities.
My background as a Nurtured Heart Approach Certified Trainer and practitioner where we focus on a child’s positive strengths, has provided a strong foundation for family work. I specialize in working with children and adolescents who have behavioral and emotional needs. During my career, I have employed several techniques including Positive Behavioral Supports, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and DIR Floortime. I am a true believer that in order to help many individuals, an eclectic approach is most beneficial as it provides individualized services.
Within my therapy session, I create a welcoming environment for all clients. With no judgment, I guide the process of therapy to facilitate disclosure of sexual orientation and gender identity while staying mindful that disclosure of “coming out” is a highly individual process. I genuinely believe that my Hispanic culture and experience working with various populations, allows me to feel culturally competent to provide appropriate care for the LGBTQ community. To ensure the individual feels more comfortable, the assumptions of sexual orientation and gender identity are nonexistent. My goal is to provide information and guidance for specific mental health issues facing LGBTQ persons that will lead them to success.
If you are using insurance, the cost is dependent upon your policy and may include a co-payment, deductible, or co-insurance. These fees are determined by your insurance company and are due each session. Some people do not pay anything. Others have a small co-payment, while some have a large deductible. Each policy is different. It is best to contact your insurance company to verify your benefits prior to the first session.
If you are utilizing out of network benefits or private self pay, the fee schedule is as follows:
Initial Evaluation $200
Individual 45 minute session $150
Family 45 minute session $175