Areas of Expertise
Has there been an emotional betrayal or an affair? Using Evidence-based practices such as the Gottman Method will be used to help make direct and impactful changes in how we repair your relationship, actively listen and learn to be more "Proactive vs Reactive". I provide psychoeducation on self-regulation, using a "soft start up", and how to be more aligned with your partner. Using Reflective Listening Skills is at the heart of my couples work, along with Conflict Resolution Skills. I focus energetically on exploring a couples connection, romance and intimacy satisfaction.
How satisfied are you with the frequency of your sexual relations or how enjoyable your sexual relations are?
I integrate my training and knowledge of intimacy re-building for couples experiencing low libido or performance difficulties. I also specialize in helping individuals and couples through a variety of sexual struggles.
Kink, BDSM & Poly knowledgeable/Friendly.
After our initial session, I will meet with each individual in the couple to complete a Biopsychosocial assessment. I will take a quick peek into your past to better understand how you respond to your environment/relationship. It's imperative for me to appreciate your journey more when working with you as a couple.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/Shame- Informed Care
Are you looking for concrete and direct tools to apply to your life?
Utilizing these Evidenced-based practices, you learn how to identify negative core beliefs of self along with learning how to test/challenge irrational intrusive thoughts. Untwist negative thoughts of self by healing past traumas inside out. CBT focuses on how your thinking patterns impact your feelings and behaviors. This can help you become more aware of negative, invalid, and unhealthy thinking so you can view situations more clearly and respond to them more effectively.
I am certified in TF-CBT- This approach is designed to help others overcome the impact of traumatic effects. Studies have shown this type of CBT is more effective in reducing trauma symptoms than other types of therapy.
I strongly believe you can't know where you are going until you understand where you come from. I find it extremely helpful in my sessions for the client "take me back" so I can better understand how you see your world and respond to it. I use a comprehensive Biopsychosocial Assessment at the start of each initial session, then help you learn how to manage distorted beliefs of self. I call it, "connect the dots" to help you understand your internal and external triggers and how you respond to them.
This type of talk therapy is based on the concept that talking through your problems will help you to learn the skills to address them effectively.
As a therapist, my primary goal is to help men overcome challenges that are preventing them from living a happy, healthy lifestyle. I specialize in men's mental wellness and frequently work with clients on issues like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, low desire, and other related concerns. By using my experience, empathy, and evidence-based therapies, we can reduce feelings of shame and guilt surrounding these issues, and help you create a positive, intimate relationship with yourself and your partner.
Adult Child and Parent Relationships
As someone who understands the strain that comes with rocky parent to adult child relationships, I've made it my mission to help bring families closer together. Using assertive communication and boundary-setting techniques, I work with couples and adult parents to repair and rebuild their relationships with their children. It's always a privilege for me to be part of such positive changes in families and I'm dedicated to making a positive difference in each person's life that I work with.
My approach is particular, in how I connect with others. Authenticity is a major factor in my practice and my personality, it's deeply rooted in who I am. I strive to help others learn how to connect themselves for the purpose of finding a deeper meaning of being genuine and authentic with your true self. I lean into your energy to help uncover past or current challenges and to better assess your needs. I take the time to build a palpable, real connection with my couples and individuals.
I was born and raised in South Jersey, growing up on a farm, dirt and grease were everyday companions. With my father's extensive experience as a truck driver spanning over 25 years and a family background in entrepreneurship, I was deeply immersed in both worlds. My upbringing also involved hands-on work in the family business, where I learned to operate tractors and skid steers. Additionally, being raised in a family with a successful business background makes me a fourth-generation entrepreneur, shaping my perspective and aspirations from an early age.
One thing you will notice about me is that I love to wear unique articles of clothing or accessories in my office. I believe a person’s sense of style comes through in their personality, so it’s important for me to meet my clients dressed in a professional and fun manner. I enjoy accessorizing my style from colorful earrings to brightly colored pumps. I truly love the work I do and it shines through every day.
I spent 15 years as an equestrian, nurturing and caring for two horses until their passing in 2022. Additionally, I dedicated a decade to ballroom dancing. Both experiences have equipped me with the skills and insights necessary to excel as a therapist.
When I'm not in the office, I love to try new local restaurants. Food feeds my soul! I enjoy spending time outdoors gardening and cooking. I share my life with my husband and two dogs: an French Bulldog and a Siberian Husky. Feel free to contact me directly to answer any questions you may have about my background. I look forward to working with you.