I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (APCC 2336), working under Dr. Roddy Suos (PSY 26209). I am trained as an EMDR clinician and I use this specialized technique as my primary treatment modality. In addition, I have a background in clinical counseling, women and gender studies, experience working with children and adolescents as a former school counselor, and advanced training in perinatal mental health.
Through my work I have come to appreciate the interconnection of mind, body, and spirit and the importance of nurturing all aspects of the self to achieve vibrancy and health.
Emotional blocks can affect a person physically and spiritually, and likewise, pain has a strong impact on mental and emotional well being. Together we can explore what this means for you and how we can restore balance in your life.
As a counselor, I practice from a strengths-based, “whole person” model. I have completed my EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy training, and I utilize this treatment approach to help clients to free themselves from the grips of past trauma, anxieties, and emotional barricades.
I pride myself on being a culturally sensitive therapist. By this, I mean that all are welcome regardless of sexual orientation, race, gender, age, religion, disability, etc. While it would be impossible to achieve expertise in all cultures, I believe that each client is an expert in his or her own experience of culture. With that in mind, I look to the individual to help me understand the meaning of culture and its impact on their identity.
- My Qualifications -
Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor • APCC 2336
Supervised by Dr. Roddy Suos • PSY 26209
EMDR Therapist Training
Institute for Creative Mindfulness • 2018-2019
Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Assessment & Treatment
Advanced training through Postpartum Support Int'l • 2016
Certified School Counselor, NJ and CA
NJ Cert# 945625 • CA PPSC# 140166576
Master of Arts, Counseling
Montclair State University, NJ • 2014
Bachelor of Arts, Women & Gender Studies
Rutgers University, NJ • 2006