Licensed clinical social worker with experience in grief and loss, life transitions, general stress and anxiety.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Collegeville, PA
Rather than focusing on our "negative" feelings, ACT acknowledges that our feelings and thoughts are natural responses that perhaps need not be changed by rather simply observed. ACT helps to identify one's values to live a life more committed to what is important to who you are, at your core.
CBT is an evidence based treatment plan that helps to understand the relationship between our thoughts, feelings and actions. By pinpointing your specific thoughts and feelings, you can better mold your feelings to reflect the life you would like to live.
While I have training or certifications in specific therapeutic interventions, I find it valuable to incorporate different theoretical frameworks in my practice. I find much value in exploring attachment and family systems theory, for example. I also feel that is important to discover the brain-body connection to help better understand ourselves. By drawing from a variety of modalities, I can offer individualized care that is best suited for my clients.
I understand the unique impact that grief and loss has on life. So often we think of grief and loss as being related solely to death, however grief can occur in so many facets of life. I have supported individuals who are grieving a job, marriage, lifestyle or the loss of a specific life style. Grief can be so isolating and debilitating and having an outlet to process these feelings is imperative for healthy coping.
I am passionate about working with individuals to uncover what is preventing someone from living a life of value and fulfillment. Perhaps there are specific life stressors or changes that are holding you back or perhaps you want to identify goals for a more purposeful existence. Together we can determine factors that are a barrier to your success and plans for positive growth.
Life is constantly moving forward and often we must adjust to changes that make us feel out of control. Perhaps you are facing a significant loss, career changes, family challenges, fertility or post-partum difficulties, or identity struggles. I will help you to work through your feelings to help you establish effective coping skills to regain a sense of purpose and meaning in life.