About My Clients
I work with clients from various backgrounds. I work with clients who are part of the LGBTQ community, men, and couples primarily. I work with clients dealing with general life stress as well as more deep emotional trauma. I work with monogamous and non-monogamous couples as well as people trying to determine how to stay in a marriage when one person discovers something new about themselves which makes them question the viability of the relationship long-term (such as coming out).
My Background and Approach
I have worked in social services and mental health for over 15 years. I began my career as a Resident Advisor and by volunteering on hotlines while in college. Following college, I transitioned to working as a milieu therapist with children. After completion of my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, I worked with families struggling with transitions, relationship conflict, and child behavioral/mental health concerns as a mobile family therapist. While working as a mobile therapist, I received additionally training in Eco-Systemic Family Therapy through the Philadelphia Child and Family Training Therapy program. I have worked in the LGBTQ community for nearly two decades. I have worked with children and families for nearly 15 years. I have experience in outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential, and family based settings.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe therapy is meant to be a collaborative process between client and therapist. As such, clients create goals for themselves while therapist are present to assist them in reaching their goals. I strive to create an environment which is affirming and comfortable yet also expect I will challenge clients in their assumptions regarding thoughts, behaviors, and interpersonal interactions. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities in my practice, tailoring therapy to the individual client(s) I am serving. I regularly use humor and self disclosure, as a way to increase therapeutic relationship, when appropriate.