Everyone's got their own unique issues and goals, so I make sure to create a counseling plan that's just right for you. In our first session, we'll have a thorough chat to understand each other better and come up with a plan tailored to your struggles, whether it's addiction, anxiety, depression, or other difficulties.
After that, our sessions will be more about getting to know you as a whole person, not just focusing on a single aspect. We'll discover your strengths and learn how to use them to address your challenges, such as reducing drug or alcohol use, managing anxiety or depression, or navigating life changes. Together, we'll work on improving your relationships and building healthy coping skills.
I use a harm reduction method for addiction, which might be different from the traditional 12 step approach. When we chat, we'll figure out the best ways for you to feel in control and change your thinking. If we find that the 12 step program is the right fit for you, no worries! I have a lot of experience with it and can definitely help you out. My main goal is to tailor the treatment so it works best for you and your goals.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) in the state of New Jersey. What this means is I provide counseling for individuals struggling with a variety of mental health and substance abuse issues. My education includes a Master of Science degree in counseling and have undergone extensive training and supervision in order to obtain these licenses. Additionally, I continue to participate in ongoing professional development to stay current with the latest research and best practices in the field of mental health and addiction counseling.
Finding the right counselor is all about trust and connection. No two counselors are the same, so it's up to you to decide if I'm the right fit. During our free 15-minute consultation, you'll get a feel for my personality and approach to counseling. If we decide to work together, feel free to let me know if anything I say or do doesn't sit right with you. Disappointments can happen in any relationship, including counseling, and the key is to work through them together.
The call is for you to explain a little bit about your situation and ask me questions about how I work. It will also give you a sense of my personality and what it's like talking with me.
By the end of the 15 minutes, you should have a good idea of whether or not I am a good fit for you. The call also gives me information on how I can best meet your needs. If I feel I'm not the right counselor for you, I will provide you with an appropriate referral to someone who can provide the individualized treatment you deserve.
Yes! I'm here to help you with your mental health struggles, like anxiety, depression, or just dealing with big changes in your life. As a licensed counselor, I use different techniques that have been proven to work well. My main goal is to create a supportive space where we can chat about your feelings and figure out the best ways for you to cope and grow.
Your needs depend on a few factors. Substance Use Disorders lie on a continuum of care, ranging from medical detox to one on one outpatient. Here are some signs that inpatient treatment is necessary before starting counseling with me:
- You are experiencing physical withdrawals, including shaking, seizures, or psychosis.
- You are using Opiates, Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine, PCP, inhalants, K2 or Bath Salts
- You are an IV drug user.