I earned my Master’s in clinical social work from Temple University in 2007. In addition I received advanced training from Council for Relationships becoming certified in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Sex Therapy. I have been in the counseling field for over 10 years and specialize in sexual issues including sexual trauma, sex addiction, sexual pain, as well as postpartum anxiety, depression, and the many issues (large and small) that come with adjusting to being a new parent.
I also provide individual and couples counseling to those struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, adjustment to life transitions and life stressors, difficulties with communication and healing from affairs.
Overall my approach is eclectic and customized based on each person’s needs, background, personality, etc. I most value authenticity, honesty, compassion, and self-worth. I hold significant value on the impact of one’s family of origin and environmental factors. I am big advocate for boundaries and self-care. I work from where you are and I honor your needs regarding pace in terms of therapeutic goals, progress, and overall timeline. I believe everyone has strengths that we can work with and build from and I help you identify those strengths when you need assistance in identifying them.
Therapy modalities that I commonly use include family systems therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, emotion focused therapy, and psychodynamic. Other approaches I also pull from include Imago, strengths based and attachment.
I have been featured on CBS News, as well as newspapers and journals including Philly Voice and The Atlantic as the featured expert on issues including: Divorce, Millenials and Marriage, Sex, and Sexual Heath.