Hi there and welcome! I offer secure online therapy specializing in addiction, mental health concerns and other life challenges.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania
I have been supporting those facing addiction since 2005. My experience includes one-on-one support and group therapy. I have a background in 12-Step recovery and am also familiar with other methods of treating addiction. The cycle of addiction can be broken. You can experience a new level of freedom in your life that will change everything else for the better.
Life transitions can include changes such as transitioning from high school to college or from college to a career. They can include a change in living situations or the status of a relationship. They can include a change in personal identity including gender identity. Life transitions can also mean moving from one phase of life to the next due to divorce, retirement or a loss due to death. Whatever the case may be, support during the transition can make all the difference.
Your perceptions, the way you think about things, has a significant effect on how you respond to the world emotionally and intellectually. Together we can uncover the core beliefs, or past experiences, that are causing you to feel anxious as well as the emotional responses you are having to those thoughts. We can use various techniques to help relieve anxiety and to shift your overall experience. You can begin to view your anxiety in a way that is less distressing and more manageable.
I utilize Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to support people through the stages of change that are typical of those seeking recovery from addiction. My approach is strengths-based and is tailored to the individual and their unique circumstances. Change will come from within. I am here to offer support and guidance in your personal goals.
I utilize Motivational Interviewing to help those seeking a way out of their addiction. I tailor my approach to the individual and their unique circumstances. I will meet you where you are in the change process and support you on your journey to a better life.
I utilize CBT to help you recognize your thought patterns and how they are affecting the choices you make. Thoughts and perceptions are the foundation we all operate from. Gaining clarity about your own thinking can be difficult to achieve on your own. With the outside perspective of a professional, thought patterns that are deeply ingrained can be brought to light, carefully examined and changed if needed.
The four main skills that comprise the Dialectical Behavior Therapy method are useful in so many situations that it is integral to my approach. The four components that are learned and practiced in DBT are mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. With these foundational skills, you will be well-equipped to face and navigate whatever life brings your way.