Know Thyself.

There are aspects of your life that you are not fully aware of. They act as internal barriers and at times limit your ability to function in more healthy ways.

That nervous feeling in the pit of your stomach or sudden racing heartbeat, have you ever thought about why that’s happening? “Why is my body reacting this way?”

You can never find the right words to express yourself.

We learn to talk. Communication, however, is a skill. It’s like a fine art, one that must be mastered, then fine-tuned. Do you find it difficult to articulate your feelings or concerns to others?

The thought of disappointing people weighs heavily on you. How comfortable are you with expressing how you feel? Do you fear judgement or find yourself needing to please other people?

Jumbled up feelings, internalized thoughts and emotions – they start to feel very uncomfortable over time.

Or maybe you are an excellent communicator but fearful of confrontation. You avoid it like the plague. Do you find yourself going along with circumstances because you are afraid to say no?

You are tired of arguing and feeling the need to explain yourself, so you either shut down and isolate – or snap. You struggle with establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries.

Therapy teaches us to acknowledge our tendencies.

We refrain from exercising judgment and take an objective approach to looking within ourselves and at our lives. It entails developing an increased sense of self-awareness.

You begin to recognize and better understand your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, behaviors, and reactions. When we understand the why behind it all, we can move forward with what we need to change and define how we go about doing that.

If you are feeling lost or confused, struggling with the sense of not being “good enough”…

If you are caught in repetitive patterns, conflict, or emotional pain…

If it’s just a mixture of things that are not working out….

Call me today at (732) 500-6394, and we will embark upon this journey together. As your therapist, I am your instrument for change and will help you reach your fuller potential.

New understanding and appreciation develop through the exploration process whereby we identify root causes, heal from past hurts, find closure for unresolved issues, and overcome relationship challenges.

If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or the uncertainty of a major life transition, whatever it may be, know that there is hope.

New possibility awaits you as you learn and implement tools and strategies that increase your personal, as well as professional, competence.

I look forward to working with you. You will be inspired, motivated, and better able to live a purposeful, meaningful life with quality relationships. You will feel connected to yourself and to the world around you.

Learning to love, care, trust, and forgive oneself is remarkably transforming. This experience awaits you.

“We shall not cease from exploration, and at the end of all of our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” ~T.S. Eliot

About Me

Becoming a therapist has been a life-changing experience for me.

Prior to entering the field of mental health, I worked in the corporate arena. Despite the money, excitement, benefits, and travel, I found myself struggling with a void, with an inner feeling I was not able to decipher. It felt as though I had a hole inside of me.

Regardless of what I tried to fill it with, nothing worked.

The lifestyle I once highly regarded grew old quickly, and I came to conclude that something major needed to change. I had no idea what was about to transpire when I switched career paths and registered for graduate school. It was one of the best experiences of my life… and one of the most difficult.

I took the journey within.

Ready or not, I took the plunge and jumped right in. The counseling theory and technique under study reshaped how I looked at myself and the world around me. Why was I not warned?

Everything started to change. It was very scary at first. I found myself not able to make up the same excuses or blame others when things went wrong.

I started to feel my emotions for the first time and listen to what they were trying to tell me. It was a bit uncomfortable, to say the least, but I exercised the courage to interact with the world and others in new ways.

The Third Law of Physics states that for every action there is an opposite and equal reaction.

It’s true in our lives as well. When we change, everything around us changes in response to that change. It’s liberating to realize we can let go of our need to control, to have certainty, to try to force people into being what we think we need them to be for us to be happy. It’s amazing.

When we understand our motivation, what drives us, and engage in the process of self-exploration, we gain the power to manifest what we want in our lives. We learn to reframe our perspective and begin to see life as opportunities to learn and grow.

Therapy is the greatest gift to oneself.

You discover that you are worthy and deserving of the best in life. You are loved, valued, and cared for. You appreciate yourself and embrace the authenticity that you contribute to the world.

Most importantly, you develop and strengthen an intimate relationship with yourself, one that you can always rely on and one that can never be taken away, unless you allow it.

Human dynamics are astonishing – they truly are. Having obtained a Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling, I can attest to the field of human behavior and its importance.

I chuckle from time to time when working with clients. We are gaining our Master’s in the Obvious. When we learn to pay attention to life and our role within it, it suddenly becomes very clear. Even on the toughest, darkest, coldest days, we can experience a sense of awe and reverence for life.

We ask ourselves, “How can I learn and grow from this experience?”

And a little about me…

I am a New Jersey state Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and member of the American Counseling Association. I hold a Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Rutgers University.

In addition to providing psychotherapy to clients, I facilitate Peer Consultation Groups for therapists to assist in personal and professional growth. Prior to entering the helping profession, I worked within the Information Technology industry for small, medium, and large organizations.

I assist you in increasing self-awareness and help you identify solutions to challenges you are facing. I utilize a variety of theoretical approaches, techniques, and strategies that help you acknowledge and change habitual patterns of behavior that prohibit you from experiencing a more purposeful, fulfilling, and meaningful life.

We will make sense of the past and use this understanding to help you better embrace the present. You will receive support and encouragement that will help you move forward in a new direction and achieve your goals.