In his book, "No Mud, No Lotus" Thich Nhat Hanh tells us that the lotus flower grows through mud, undeterred by the unpleasant environment. In order to grow, we need to push through our own mud, anxiety, sadness, fear, anger, and hopelessness to get to something beautiful.
Although it may not feel this way now, we experience the most personal growth when we face hardship and suffering. My goal is to help all my clients develop the skills and inner confidence needed to face any challenges that come their way.
I have 17 years’ experience in the mental health field as a clinician and administrator. My background has been in community-based services including outpatient, partial hospitalization, and school-based programming. Over the years, I have served as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and outpatient clinic director.
PSYCHOTHERAPY AND CONSULTATION SERVICES
It takes courage to start therapy. I believe we all have an inner voice seeking health, happiness and a new way of living that often gets drowned out by anxiety, fear, anger, sadness, and trauma. A safe, non-judgmental, supportive space can help you understand this voice and make the changes needed to have the life you want. My clinical style is flexible, collaborative, person-centered and strengths-based. I incorporate the following approaches in my work:
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
I enjoy working with individuals across the life span and am comfortable with diverse populations, in particular members of the LGBTQ community. My primary goal is to help my clients bring balance and peace in everyday life.
Being in therapy is a way to begin to take care of yourself, learn about yourself. and build trust within yourself to handle life's uncertainties. As a dedicated clinician, I am invested in teaching skills to be the best version of yourself possible. Together we will help you reconnect to your inner voice and discover your true "life worth living goals."
I have over 15 years’ experience providing clinical and programmatic supervision to:
LSW, LCSW, LMFT, and LPC clinicians
Case managers, BHRS, school-based clinicians and Behavioral health workers
Supervisors and staff of outpatient and school-based programs.
Provided training and consultation to local school districts
GET TO KNOW ME
I received my master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) in 2002 from Widener University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania.
For the past 17 years, I have treated a variety of diagnostic issues including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, and post traumatic stress disorder. I use honesty and humor to collaborate with individuals to solve problems. I look forward to hearing from you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
At this time, I accept
Most Blue Cross/Blue Shield products (IBC, Keystone Health Plan East, Personal Choice)
Highmark Blue Sheild.
However, if your insurance plan is not listed and have out-of-network benefits, I am happy to provide an invoice to submit to your insurance company. In my experience, out-of-network benefits can cover between 50-80% of the service provided.
To find out more about your coverage, look on the back of your insurance card. There should be a general phone number to call or chat feature on the website. The following questions may be helpful to ask your insurance provider:
Do I have mental health benefits?
Do I have out-of-network coverage?
How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?
How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
CAN I BOOK AN INTAKE SESSION?
Yes. I am happy to provide a free phone consultation.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
Fees are set at $110 per 60 minute session (if you wish to schedule a longer session, you may—90 minute sessions currently charged at $125). I work with individuals on a sliding scale on a case by case basis. Payment is due at the time of service.
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8600 West Chester Pike
Upper Darby, Delaware County 19082