One of the main components of therapy is to provide a safe environment for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. My office is specifically designed for teletherapy play sessions with children and is also easily transformed into a space comfortable for adolescents and adults. For more than 10 years, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults with behavioral and emotional challenges. My professional experience consists of working in a variety of settings including: residential, in-home therapy, and outpatient settings. My clinical areas of specialty include: anxiety, depression, autism, childhood developmental disorders, trauma, and impulsive behaviors. Other professional accomplishments include: developing a play intervention program for children with autism and developmental disabilities and teaching college level courses in Psychology as an Adjunct Instructor.
I believe therapy is a highly individualized and a personal experience. I utilize a broad range of evidence-based modalities to help assist clients through their journey to mental wellness. These treatment modalities include: person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), child development, and play therapy. My background in social skills training has provided a strong foundation for my work with children and adolescents. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Psychological Counseling from Monmouth University. I continued my education at Chestnut Hill College and completed a certificate in trauma studies, as well as, post-graduate studies.
Throughout my career I have studied and worked with those in the LGBTQIA community. I provide high quality and culturally competent care. I recognize “coming out” is highly individualized and I help facilitate disclosure of sexual orientation and gender identity at a pace that is most comfortable for individuals.
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