*Accepting New Clients* My work is rooted in the belief that you are worth more than what the world has made you feel.
Associate Professional Counselor in Marlton, NJ
Supervised by Meg Clark Soriano, MA, LPC, ACS, RPT-S
I have extensive experience working with families and youth who have either been in the foster care system or who have been within their families as an adopted child since birth. I enjoy working with families, youth, and children (8+) who need further support in understanding how to navigate though attachment issues that the family may encounter. I also enjoy working with adults who have been adopted and struggle with identity development as they navigate through the world after leaving home.
I have (5+ years) of extensive experience working with survivors of sexual violence in different capacity settings (drop-in centers, group homes, crisis centers) and do well with training others on how to best support survivors within mental health. Additionally, I have expertise working with survivors of commercial sexual exploitation/domestic trafficking and am very passionate & committed to providing survivors with supports they need to thrive in their own communities as leaders.
As an individual who identifies within the LGBTQ+ community, I found it important throughout my Masters education to learn different ways to support our community within the mental health field. I have an Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Sciences from NYU. I have extensive work with youth and adults who need support understanding their own identities, learning how to build-up their support systems, and navigating the world as their authentic self.
I believe that every client I encounter has different needs and ways of approaching their own healing. My treatment orientation is tailored to each individual and one of the most creative ways we can approach treatment together is through the expressive arts. Whether you want to write a song together in session, paint a mountain, or create stress balls. Expressing yourself alternatively in session can and has shown to be really transformative for the clients I've worked with.
I believe that the attachments we create in early childhood impact the way we function as adults later on in life. I enjoy utilizing Attachment Based Family Therapy within sessions for children and families who are experiencing difficulties connecting, navigating oppositional behaviors, and changes in their child's understand of safety and belonging.
I have extensive experience utilizing TF-CBT with clients in a group home setting who have experienced a multitude of adverse childhood experiences. Additionally, as a trauma-informed provider, I try my best to approach each client with a lens that not only nurtures the individual sitting in front of me but also the inner pieces of my clients as well. I aim to teach the individual you are now to nurture the part of yourself that was hurt in the past in order to help support healing.