"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination"- Carl Rogers
My years of experience both professionally and personally have led me to the reality that life will always come with challenges, at one point or another we all face crossroads, and those crossroads are often met with some level of uncertainty, anxiety or fear. What I have also learned is that those moments can be filled with excitement and opportunity as well as leading us towards more positive connections in life.
I work from a collaborative, person centered approach, to create a safe supportive environment for self exploration and reflection, identifying and developing strengths and co-creating an action plan to bring you closer to your personally defined goals. I utilize empirically supported therapeutic approaches including Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Method and adapt to the needs of my clients for the best possible outcomes.
I provide consistent and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I also integrate coaching techniques where applicable and incorporate helpful homework assignments to offer a highly-personalized counseling experience tailored to you. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to promote understanding and healing so you can lead a more fulfilling life and experience more positive relationships.
Professional Activities and Memberships:
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
North Carolina Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
International Association of Trauma Professionals
I served on the speakers panel "Birthmothers Talk Adoption" at the Concerned Person for Adoption Conference, NJ, 2001
I have been a guest speaker for various workshops offered by Children's Aid & Adoption Society in NJ speaking on behalf of birthmothers.
On a Personal Note...
I enjoy living a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise, balanced nutrition, mindfulness and laughing until you cry. I am an avid gardener and life-long learner. I have been married for over 20 years to my best friend and we have 2 children together. I am also a birthmom, who placed a child for adoption 30 years ago and currently in reunion for the past 12 years!