You are the person that people often describe as intelligent, resourceful, humorous, well-liked, talented, and an individual that accomplishes what they set out to do. You are a goal setter and always strive to excel with whatever you take on. Some may even call you a perfectionist. For the life of you, you cannot seem to understand why, or how, you continue to feel stuck, overwhelmed, tense all the time, or perhaps, even sad or hopeless.
When you look at the facts, you recognize you possess many of the positive qualities others seem to admire, and from afar, you appear to be someone that seemingly has it all! So why do you continue to struggle in your relationships, work, and personal interests? Why can’t you feel “enough?”
To wake each day with the ability to say, “I am enough” and to actually believe it...THAT would be incredible! Being able to manage and alleviate feelings of anxiety, depression and/or self-doubt, would be a freedom you have not felt in quite a long time, let alone giving yourself the permission to be your authentic self! Just the thought of being able to breathe easier, smile more, manage your emotions and be more vulnerable in your relationships and life choices sounds like a dream come true.
My role as your therapist will be to help you identify the contributing factors that continue to interfere with you becoming your best self and with you feeling “enough.” Together, we will work as a team to develop life strategies that work for YOU so you can better manage it all. I offer online therapy via a secure platform, where we can work together from wherever your needs are best met, be it at home, work, or while traveling within the state, allowing you to capitalize on your valuable time instead of using it to commute to an office.
To know more about me, you can find my personal profile on Psychology Today.
I am fortunate to bring diverse experiences with clients and counseling settings to my therapy practice and am passionate about assisting my clients achieve their goals. My therapy style has been described as direct, honest and down to earth. I enjoy bringing humor to sessions, as I believe it is essential to balancing life's stressors. My belief as a therapist is that our work is a collaborative partnership and that we are both members of a team, working together to facilitate growth and to actualize your counseling/life goals.
I am married, the mother of three children, and grew up as the child of an Air Force officer (otherwise known as a "military brat"). I enjoy football and hockey, exercise, music, musical theater, Newfoundlands and am a big fan of the Syracuse University football team (Go Orange!).
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) practicing in the state of New York
- LeMoyne College - B.S. 1991
- Syracuse University - M.S.W. 1993
- New York State License #R052546-1
Specialties & Issues
I have been practicing in the field of clinical social work since 1993. My background includes school-based positions and private practice where I have been serving adolescents, college students, and adults to address issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, relationships, stress management, and work/life balance.
- Anger Management
- Balance in Life & Work
- Cutting/Self Harm
- Family Life
- Grief & Loss
- Health & Wellness
- Life Coaching
- Mental Health
- Mood Disorders
- Panic Disorders/Attacks
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Relationship Issues
- Self Esteem
- Stress Management
- Time Management
- Work/Life Balance
My clinical practice is driven by the notion that many answers lie within the individual. My approach is collaborative with my clients as I view our efforts as teamwork. I strive to assist my clients to find their answers within, to identify the obstacles to their progress/growth, and to develop goals/strategies that work for the individual. My practice is largely strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused in nature.
Services & Rates
- 20-minute Initial Consultation - Free
- Initial Intake - $200
- 50-minute Individual Session - $150
Accepted Insurance* (in-network) New York:
- Beacon (Empire, MVP)
- United Healthcare
*Please contact your insurance company to verify if they will cover online (video) therapy. It is recommended you ask:
- Are mental health benefits covered under my plan?
- Does my plan include a deductible? If so, what is the amount and have I met it yet this year?
- How many sessions does my plan allow for?
- Do I need a referral from my primary care physician, or approval to pursue counseling services?
Insurance Paneled In:
- New York
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