I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor that has experience working with adults, adolescents, families, and couples. I am a person-centered, solution focused, strengths-based counselor. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and I will work with you to create a safe, non-judgmental, trusting atmosphere. I utilize and am trained in many therapeutic interventions, however, i am extensively trained in Motivational Interviewing Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy . I believe that it is essential to let you develop your own path to change, and use empathy as a cornerstone to help guide you in your personal journey.
I have experience working with adolescents and adults in individual, group, and family therapy. I have provided counseling services in substance abuse facilities, autism service programs, and partial hospitalization facilities. My clinical areas of expertise include but are not limited to Substance Abuse/Addiction, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Depression, Trauma, Life Transitions, Marriage/Couples issues, and Self-Esteem/Confidence issues. A native of the Pittsburgh area, my educational background consists of a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kent State University and my Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University.
“Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.” Let’s begin the process of change together.