MSCP, LPC, EMDR-CIT, CPTT
Clinical Therapist for Individuals, & Groups
Specialties: Partners, Addictions, & Trauma
“To live on a day-to-day basis is insufficient; we need to transcend, transport, escape; we need meaning, understanding and explanation; we need to see over-all patterns in our lives. We need hope, the sense of a future; the freedom to get beyond ourselves…in states of mind that allow us to rise above our immediate surroundings and see the beauty and value of the world we live in.”
― Oliver Sacks
It’s a part of life to face adversity, to struggle and wonder where to go from here. I’m transported back when I read this quote from one of my heroes, Oliver Sacks. How do we transcend? What does it mean to see the overall patterns in our lives? When I ventured into the field of psychology, without even realizing it, I was seeking a lot of my own answers. The search for meaning and understanding is ongoing. We are all works in progress. So how do we rise above to connect with the beauty around us? How do we realize our value?
The road forward is unique to every individual. Our early experiences and traumas change our perceptions of ourselves and our world. These altered perceptions often impact health, relationships and self esteem. Trauma can create a state of hypervigilance that makes it difficult to see beyond the present. Discovering the roots of triggers, negative perceptions and patterns of response can free us to envision a path of healing.
I feel called to work with survivors of trauma. The ultimate goal is to help you discover a path to healing, find value in yourself and recognize the beauty around you. We are all unique and deserve to be heard. Oftentimes the fear of judgement is a barrier to treatment. Don’t let it be! You may have been judged in the past but I want you to be heard and seen, so that you can move beyond and transcend your past.
The vehicle of healing is unique to all. For me personally, I find peace in nature, exercise, dance, reading, mindfulness/meditation practices, time spent with loved ones, being a wife, mom and a cat mom. Discovering your needs and wants as you move to a healthier place can be empowering. Recognizing your worth and importance can change your life. How can I help you?
I welcome adults, age 18 and over, beginning with all clients where they are on their personal journey. I have experience with early attachment trauma, physical and sexual assault/abuse/neglect, and betrayal trauma. I am passionate about helping individuals who have endured the impact of infidelity and loving someone with sexually compulsive behaviors. The ultimate goal is to help you find yourself amidst the chaos, learn to trust again, connect with the beauty that surrounds you, and realize your worth. I have training and experience helping clients with symptoms of complex PTSD, including dissociation, difficulty with relationships, and understanding needs and boundaries. My perspective is influenced by attachment-based theories, the Adaptive Information Processing model, parts work/ internal systems theories, mindfulness, creative arts, EMDR and CBT.
I look forward to helping you on your path forward!
I received my BA in psychology from Point Park University in 2006 and my MS in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University in 2010.
- M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Chatham University
- BA in Psychology, Point Park University
Licensure and Certifications:
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Pennsylvania (#PC007407)
- CPTT – Certified Clinical Partner Trauma Therapist, International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)
- EMDR Consultant in Training (EMDR-CIT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
- Certified EMDR Therapist – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
- Multidimentional Partner Trauma Model Trained- Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS)
PhD, LMFT, CSAT, EFT, EMDR-CIT
Executive Director, Founder
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Specialties: Couples, Addictions, & Trauma Specialist
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