And I am here for you!
For over 15 years, I have been providing individual, group, and family psychotherapy to individuals in a variety of settings. I have worked extensively with adolescents and adults with co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.
I earned a Master of Science in Education (specializing in School Counseling) from the College at Brockport in 2012, followed by a Certificate of Advanced Study in Mental Health Counseling in 2013. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
Currently, I am operating a full-time psychotherapy practice in Orchard Park, NY, providing individual, couples/marriage, and group psychotherapy services to adults, adolescents, and families throughout the Orchard Park, Hamburg, West Seneca, East Aurora, and greater Buffalo, NY areas.
While I enjoy treating with a wide spectrum of clients in my practice, I have a special passion for working with social anxiety and highly sensitive people (especially highly sensitive introverts) and have extensive clinical experience treating alcohol and other substance use disorders. Other areas of specialty include: depression, anger management, self-esteem, relationship issues, suicidal ideation, trauma and PTSD, and borderline personality disorder.
I do not believe in a “one size fits all” model when it comes to treatment. Healing is a very unique and personal process. Therefore, I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling, drawing from person-centered, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, existential, strength-based, motivational interviewing, solution-focused approaches, and various other models and frameworks, in order to best meet the individualized needs of my clients. I offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in both individual and group formats, focused on skills acquisition.
Most importantly, I believe that therapy should be a collaborative process. In the words of Albert Schweitzer, “Each patient carries his own doctor inside him…We are at our best when we give the doctor who resides within each patient a chance to go to work.” My role is to work collaboratively with you, as your guide, to help you navigate a happier, more fulfilling path.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Master of Science in Education (specializing in School Counseling)
Certificate of Advanced Study in Mental Health Counseling
LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor), CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor), NCC (National Certified Counselor)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
New York Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMHCA)
I would be honored to accompany you on your journey towards healing, growth, and change. Contact me at (716) 508-7393 to schedule an appointment.