I believe that the mind controls the body, so just as one would commit to their physical health, it is equally important to commit to your mental health. Therapy is your mind’s check in center.
My guide in counseling is to create a safe and welcoming environment that promotes autonomy, open and honest communication and support to be who you are, where you are while working on where you want to be. For many, the notion of therapy implies that “something is wrong” when it is quite the opposite. The clarity it takes to acknowledge, accept and receive therapy or ‘mind maintenance’ as I like to call it, means you are self aware, and there is nothing wrong with that.
My theoretical orientation in therapy is integrative and holistic in an effort to align therapeutic techniques that are empirically proven to be effective in the treatment of a specific issue to tackle or goal to attain. I have lengthy experience working with domestic violence survivors, substance abuse, PTSD, race-based traumatic stress, depression and anxiety disorders.
I received a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling at Mercy College and undergraduate studies in Criminal Justice at Monroe College with a minor in human services. My dedication and commitment to overall mind-body wellness for myself as well as for my clients have served as the catalyst to reform any stigma or notions associated with therapy.