Restoring Peace of Mind ~ One Client At A Time
People often ask me, “Why did you get into counseling?” The answer is simple. Growing up, I was often the person among my friends and family whom people would share their secrets and talk about their problems. I was always fascinated by hearing how people felt about what was going on in their lives. And at the end of our talks, people would frequently say to me, “Wow, I feel so much better after talking to you. Thank you so much.”
I eventually came to realize that I had a gift of listening effectively to other people and offering support. I did this by listening intently to what the person was saying, trying to put myself in their shoes, and asking myself, “What would be most helpful for this person right now?” and responding accordingly.
Fortunately, I was able to turn this gift into a successful career. I received my bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and my Masters degree in counseling from Clemson University. I then got licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida (LMHC) and later earned a National Certified Counselor designation (NCC). And then in the spring of 2020, I achieved the Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional certificate (CCATP) to further help those struggling with anxiety and panic. I've been happily working in the counseling field for 17 years, first for a variety of mental health agencies before achieving my ultimate dream - opening a private practice. I've been helping adults in this setting for the past 12+ years in beautiful Boynton Beach, Florida.
As an interactive, solution-focused therapist specializing in individual counseling, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients address current life challenges and long-standing issues. With compassion and understanding, I help my clients find resolution to a wide range of personal concerns and psychological issues.
With an integration of complimentary approaches, I incorporate what is most helpful for each individual. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help them attain the personal growth they’re striving for. Together with each client, I work to develop strengths, restore peace, and achieve life goals.
Covid-19 has brought many changes to all of us. In response, I am pleased to be offering video sessions on a HIPAA-compliant service that's very easy to use on a computer, phone, or tablet. All you need to do is click on an emailed link to start the video session. And most of my clients say that within a few short minutes, it feels just like speaking in person!
I am an out-of-network provider for insurance companies. What this means to you is that payment is rendered at the time of service, however I am happy to provide a detailed monthly receipt for you to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Just let me know you'd like to receive a receipt, and I'll gladly set it up for you.
I understand that choosing a therapist is a big decision, but I'd love to help you. Please call or email me today.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor