Mental Health Counseling
I believe that therapy should be easily accessible to anyone, anywhere. I understand that life can be busy and stressful, and I use Telehealth to allow you to heal within the comfort of your own space.
I am licensed in the states of Nevada and Pennsylvania. I have 10 years of experience helping children, adolescents, and adults overcome anxiety and trauma. I have expertise in suicide and crisis assessment, although, if severe, these concerns may require linkage to more intensive supports.
Choosing the right therapist can be as difficult as choosing the right pair of shoes. You want them to be compatible and comforting, yet stable and strong enough to see you through your journey. I am dedicated to providing a safe, transformative space for individuals to explore what keeps them stuck.
Sometimes little humans need support with big emotions. Through counseling, children can learn how to recognize and understand thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I utilize screen-sharing to facilitate therapeutic games and activities to keep children engaged in Telehealth sessions, while providing a caring, warm space for youth to express themselves.
Effective child counseling requires balanced collaboration with caregivers or other natural supports. Together, we will explore how to best support your family while respecting your child's privacy and the therapeutic relationship.
Group counseling offers a supportive space with others going through the similar challenges. If you are interested in attending a future counseling group, please fill out a contact form at the bottom of this page.
I have facilitated group counseling on the following topics:
mental health diagnosis support
relapse prevention and addiction
reducing stress and anxiety
I am passionate about sharing what I have learned during my journey of helping others. I provide individual and group supervision to clinicians working toward licensure. At this time, licensure supervision is limited to clinicians practicing in PENNSYLVANIA only.
Supervision focuses on building conceptualization skills, treatment planning, and intervention skills.
Licensure supervision is individualized to best support your career goals.
Advanced Mental Health Topics
Specializations including anxiety, suicidal ideation, crisis intervention, trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, family/relational issues, and other cognitive and behavioral concerns.
Public Speaking and Workshops
Mental health research and treatment is constantly evolving. I understand that it can be difficult to keep up with the whirlwind of information and that we all need support in navigating these complex waters.
I offer workshops that are customized to fit the needs of each organization or community. Workshops promote understanding of mental health, personal and community wellbeing, and mental health advocacy.
Recent Presentations and Workshops
Mental Health Training for Juvenile Justice
This workshop is intended to provide juvenile justice employees with information about adolescent development, common behavioral health conditions among youth involved in the juvenile justice system, child trauma and its impact on development and behavior, the critical role of family in youth's treatment and the important contributions that family members can make, practical strategies and techniques for interacting and communicating with youth, effective treatment strategies used with this population, and ensuring the well-being of juvenile justice employees.
Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Detention and Correction Facilities
Juvenile detention centers and correctional facilities encounter a large amount of unmet mental health needs. This training reviews barriers to preventing suicides, research that illustrates the prevalence and severity of mental health concerns, and effective interventions in working with individuals with mental health concerns in justice systems.
Mental Health and Verbal De-Escalation
The goal of this training is to increase understanding of youth and adults with mental health and substance use disorders. Through this presentation, attendees will increase familiarity with issues of adolescent development and how they impact youth behavior. Students will also be provided with increased knowledge of effective evidence-based interventions that can assist with improving job safety and reduce job-related stress.
Using Telehealth in Community Health Agencies
COVID-19 threw a number of challenges at us, the most common being losing access to in-person mental health services. This workshop illustrated the challenges of using Telehealth to treat clients in community health agencies and offered tools to effectively assess for safety, increase client engagement, and provide quality care to individuals in a virtual setting.
Providing Effective Therapy to Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
This 30-minute presentation focused on effective techniques used to treat individuals on the Autism spectrum. When working with ASD, it is important to understand ASD. This training illustrated the need to tailor mental health treatment to consider social skills training, sensory input, and behavioral and communication approaches.
* If you are interested in learning more about bringing mental health awareness to your workplace or community, please complete the contact form below to discuss availability and pricing.