I have been trained in systems theory, which looks at the interaction and effect each aspect of a system has on another, whether it be a family or society as a whole. My clinical training included working at an outpatient setting, where I provided diagnoses and treatment to a variety of patients with differing mental health issues.
My particular approach to psychotherapy combines my systems theory training with clinical psychology and consists of evidence-based treatment methods. These include, but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, psycho-education, and positive psychology.
My experience as a postpartum doula allowed me to assist new mothers and their families with newborn care, parenting and the lifestyle changes that come with parenthood, including postpartum depression and anxiety. I have many years of experience working with developmental disabilities as well as working with parents involved with the court system to assist in the prevention and treatment of abuse/neglect.
I believe in creating a therapeutic environment in which a patient can be free to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors without judgement, with a therapist who can provide insight that assists patients in identifying core values, schemas, and beliefs that are not serving them well. Together, the goals are to create a plan that results in a healthier more balanced life. It is my belief that everyone can benefit from psychotherapy in order to attain these goals.
My psychological areas of interest are cluster B personality disorders as well social psychology. I enjoy writing and blogging about psychology and how it helps us understand and improve humanity. In my free time, you’ll find me with my little boys and husband, participating as an activist to support a free-thinking & humane society, enjoying game nights with friends, reading, exploring aromatherapy and yoga, as well as returning to my hometown of New York City.
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Portrait Health Centers
1055 Parsippany Boulevard, Suite 404
Parsippany, New Jersey 07054
P: (732) 982-2888