Invest in yourself…it will have the biggest pay off!
Everyone experiences challenges and stressful life events. How we view those challenges and the way we approach them can greatly shape the outcome. Many of the stressful life events we encounter center around change and transitions. Going from a house full of kids to an empty nest, blending families, becoming a parent, changing careers, moving, dealing with the loss of a loved one, separation or divorce…the list could go on and on. However, the common thread is change!
Change is hard. But with change comes opportunity….the opportunity to shape and create the best life you can.
I believe that you have the internal tools to navigate any problem. Sometimes we just need a little help to bring it forward. My purposeful questions and insightful guidance will help you connect with your best self, allowing you to unlock solutions to the challenges you face. In my practice I utilize a strengths-based approach. I draw from numerous treatment models including:
- Solution-Focused Therapy, to help clients create a vision of what they can become, then incrementally attain their goals.
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, to examine and change unhelpful thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. This approach also focuses on the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.
- Motivational Interviewing, to help clients move from a place of “thinking about change” or “feeling defeated”, to actually making the changes they intend to.
- I also use principles from mindfulness meditation and mindful awareness to improve mental health and relationships.
I am no stranger to transition! Originally from Pennsylvania, I moved to Maryland in 2008 to work at a crisis center. I then transitioned into the school setting to work with adolescents. After becoming a new mother, I transitioned into higher education and have been working as an Assistant Professor in a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. I have been focused on teaching and supervising novice counselors for the past three years. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling in 2006 and my Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2014. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in MD, an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and most importantly, someone who has found inner peace, joy, and fulfillment and wants to help others experience the same blissful existence!