Anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, self-esteem, trauma, grief & loss, stress, coping skills, LGBTQ+ issues, anger management.
Social anxiety, suicidal ideation, social communication/boundaries.
BCBSM Mental Health and Substance Abuse (65), BCN Advantage (Medicare) (36), BCN Commercial, MA PFFS, Medicare Plus Blue PPO, PPO TRUST, Traditional BCN Commercial, BCBS Traditional, Medicaid, Medicare, Magellan, Optum Behavioral Health, Cigna Behavioral Health, Mclaren Medicaid, Mclaren Commercial, Mclaren Advantage, Meridian Medicaid.
Sometimes we can experience a feeling that there are just too many stressors and demands on us and that we are not able to do everything that we need to do. We can feel that we have no energy left to pursue the things that we once loved to do. It can be difficult to see a clear path towards a better way forward. And if we are also struggling with the challenge of a mental health diagnosis, loss of a loved one, past trauma or other difficult life issues, it can feel overwhelming. Finding the strength to make it through the day-to-day struggles towards having a sense of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing can seem out of our reach.
I counsel teenagers and adults who are dealing with some of these life challenges. I want to help you to be able to move forward again – taking one small step at a time. I want to remind you that you are not alone and that there is help available to deal with whatever challenges you may be facing. I believe strongly that you deserve to be supported and will work with you to help you achieve a healthier sense of wellbeing.
I graduated from Wayne State University with a Masters in Social Work and currently hold my License in Clinical Social Work. I have two daughters who are college age and am originally from New England. My Bachelors is from the University of Los Angeles in Social Sciences, majoring in Anthropology. I love to learn about different cultures and to see the many ways that diversity gives us different sources of strength and methods of personal expression. In my personal life, I am supported by techniques of meditation, mindfulness, positive affirmations, yoga, nature hikes, and relaxation techniques to achieve my own healthy life balance so that I am better able to help others.
I have worked with people having several issues, including but not limited to, Depression, Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Emotional Dys-Regulation, Social Anxiety, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD), Relationship Issues, LGBTQ+ issues, Social Communication/Boundary Issues, Divorce, Grief and Loss, and other Life Challenges.
I draw from several different methodologies in therapy, including, but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness/Meditation/Relaxation Techniques, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology, and also draw on the concepts of building Resilience, being Strength-Based, and using Unconditional Regard.
I believe that everyone can learn to build resilience – that ability to “bounce back”. Resilience is not something that people are just born with but is something that we can all work towards building for ourselves. In therapy, we will work together to identify stressors and problem areas, expand on coping strategies, and build healthy life skills to attain your goals. We will work on building your resilience and self-compassion through a set of strategies that you can learn and practice so that you can move forward, one step at a time, towards achieving a healthy life balance.