In my practice, I customize my approach to ensure that it is most effective and supportive to each individual client. This allows for an open dialogue between us in a non-threatening way and can help you learn new coping skills and communication skills, as well as identify areas of conflict and strength. I guide my clients in applying these newly acquired skills to address current issues, recognize root causes of past patterns of self-defeating behaviors, and develop plans for breaking these patterns. I work hard to provide a safe and comfortable environment to explore and learn, and from which to move forward.
I also recognize that your time and resources are valuable. It is my intention that the time we spend together is productive. While I understand and value that safety and comfort are vital to this work, I am also ready to give you necessary feedback and push you outside of your comfort zone. Our goal is to move forward and evolve towards our best selves.
I have been practicing for over 20 years. I was an adjunct professor at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professionals for 10 years, where I taught graduate students. I am a registered and board certified by the American Art Therapy Association (ATR-BC) and hold the Licensed Professional Counselor(LPC) certification in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Arizona. As a nationally Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), I also provide affordable, effective clinical supervision (group and individual) for new professionals. I present at local conferences and workshops on a range of topics. I am an Honorary Lifetime Member and former president of the Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association (now the Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association), and also the recipient of their “Excellence in Supervision” and "Active Artist" awards. In addition, I received the "Founder's Choice Award" through Say it with Clay, a non-profit arts based program.