Counseling creates a space for honest self-exploration in a non-judgmental atmosphere where you feel valued, heard, and respected. You gain greater insight into your emotions, thoughts and behaviors and explore new ways of thinking, behaving, and viewing situations. You can choose to let go of old ways of defining yourself, develop greater confidence, and acquire greater satisfaction and a sense of well-being in your life.
My work is grounded in mindfulness - being present to what is happening right now. Our sessions incorporate traditional skills and strategies to support your ability to face the present moment as effectively as possible. I have practiced mindfulness, yoga, and meditation for years and bring helpful, easy to use aspects of mindfulness into our sessions.
I have developed a style, strategy, and key practices that enable my clients to meet their goals. I consistently utilize DBT and CBT in our work. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a set of skills and strategies that strengthen emotion regulation, our ability to move through difficult interactions and situations more effectively. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we feel and how we act (behavior) all interact together. It’s powerful to understand how our thoughts affect our emotions and behaviors and to begin to challenge the accuracy of some thoughts.
Our sessions may focus at times on facilitating your understanding and movement through past events that continue to surface. We may explore new responses that begin to create new results. Incorporating mindfulness practices can help you become more self-aware of habitual thoughts and feelings. You may begin to see a situation with a different perspective, giving you more choice in your response.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Board Certified Coach
19 Elliott Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
" I learned coping skills, grew in confidence, and realized that I don’t have to be the person that I was in my childhood home; this has fundamentally changed my outlook on life... I find I am no longer constantly ruminating, holding resentment, and feeling anxious and depressed. Instead, I am empowered and excited about my future." MM