About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Performance Coach. My goal is to help others reach their fullest potential in life. I provide relationship, career, and entrepreneurship coaching for those who are looking for a little extra support and motivation. I focus my counseling skills on women's mental health issues and trauma-focused care.

I’m a wife and mother of 4 beautiful children, three of whom were welcomed into this world while I was earning my B.A. in Psychology and M.S.Ed in School and Mental Health Counseling at the University of Pennsylvania. I've learned how to juggle the many demands and stressors of motherhood while achieving success in school, career, and entrepreneurship. I've also received post-masters training in Trauma-informed care, Maternal Mental Health care, and Coaching in the areas of wellness, life and relationships.

I truly believe that I have found my calling in life. That calling is to help YOU find happiness by being a supportive guide on your life’s journey. I understand the various struggles that most women have to deal with on a daily basis. I want to help you feel empowered to embrace your true self and  pursue your life’s passions. I will do that by first, helping you choose goals that are both attainable and fulfilling and second,  supporting you on your journey of attaining your goals in becoming a stronger, healthier, happier YOU!

My Philosophy
I approach both coaching and therapy from a Person-Centered approach, which means that we will work together to explore your personal beliefs and values to help you reach your own unique happiness and fulfillment in life. We will strengthen your sense of self in order for you to make conscious choices and conscious changes in your life. I will also use evidence-based techniques  from different theories in order to develop a plan that is unique to you and your experiences. I strive to be a culturally competent therapist who will acknowledge different aspects of you, such as culture, values, and beliefs.

Why Ivy Therapist?

The ivy plant symbolizes strength, resiliency, and growth. These qualities have been a theme throughout my journey, starting from overcoming obstacles early in life to working hard and becoming a two time Ivy League graduate. When I look at the ivy plant, I see the human capacity to live, grow, and thrive despite all obstacles. 

 

Areas of Expertise

Coaching vs Counseling?

Coaching is a forward facing process that motivates individuals to pursue and reach future goals. A typical coaching client lives a fairly balanced lifestyle with positive relationships and healthy coping skills. You may benefit from coaching if you have been experiencing difficulties in breaking through your barriers and crushing your desired goals. 

Counseling is an in-depth process that looks at an individuals past experiences and how it continues to affect present-day life. A typical therapy client has been experiencing difficult patterns which continue to have a negative impact on different areas of life. You may benefit from counseling if you are seeking relief from symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, unhealthy relationships, negative coping skills and more.

Coaching

Love

Whether you are experiencing road blocks with a spouse, significant other, parent, sibling or friend, I can help. Relationships can be tricky and filled with misunderstandings. I will provide you with the tools necessary to help you communicate your needs while preserving your relationship and possibly boosting your self-worth. If you are currently in a relationship but you still feel empty, I can help. If you are in a relationship but can't figure out how to break-up, I can help. If you have been single for what feels like centuries, I can help. My goal is to help you achieve a healthy, happy, positive love life!

Life

Do you feel like you're bursting with potential but don't know how to release it? Are you are experiencing barriers in the areas of work/life balance, career change, personal or professional goals? I can help! I will work with you to identify specific goals and utilize your strengths to achieve success in a specified time frame. My goal is to help you live your best life by creating a life that you love!

Entrepreneurship

Living the life of an entrepreneur isn't for the faint of heart. It can feel lonely, discouraging and exhausting. When you're feeling like you can barley keep your head above water, have lost the spark that ignites you or find it hard to stay motivated, I can help. We will focus on finding clarity, re-discovering your passion, and finding new strategies to keep you motivated and productive. I will provide the support and encouragement that is necessary to help you reach each new level of success, because let's face it, is there ever really a finish line for true entrepreneurs?

 
Counseling

I provide individual psychotherapy which will address your spiritual and emotional needs. My goal is to provide a non-judgmental environment in which you feel comfortable and empowered to focus on your well-being. Because I believe that each individual deserves unique care, I practice an eclectic style of therapy which borrows from CBT, Sloution Focused, Person-Centered and MBSR. While our time in session is important, most of the real transformation will happen outside of session which is why I often assign short homework assignments that are meant to teach you positive coping skills that will continue to serve you long after therapy has ended.  

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” ~Mother Teresa~

Live Your Best Life

I believe we are truly living our best lives when we feel fulfilled. My transformational process will help you reach fulfillment through 3 main stages: Love, Purpose and Power. 

We will explore the different types of love to help strengthen your sense of self and how you connect with those around you. Developing a sense of purpose will provide a guiding light through this adventure we call life. Discovering where your true power lies will provide you with the tools necessary to shoot for the moon and grab a few stars on your way down.

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