For over twenty years I've enjoyed my work with individuals, couples, families, and groups, helping people successfully change their lives, feel good about themselves, let go of painful pasts and the blocks and barriers.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude, as a University Scholar, from The University of Pittsburgh in 1993. In 1995, I completed a Master's of Social Work with high honors. Afterwards I taught Cultural Diversity at The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Social Work as an adjunct professor while working as a therapist.
Eventually my full-time work became therapy in a private setting, and continues as such today. In my practice, I implement various modalities according to your needs. Often, a psychodynamic approach is combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and new mindfulness strategies.
Mindfulness often feels first like a choice then an enriching part of ourselves that closely connects with inspiration. It can inspire healthy adaptability, a discovery of today or the living now, and the healing of deep traumas from our histories for new energies that will broaden our tomorrows. Mindfulness techniques can promote holistic wellness. One example is the preventing of relapses in depression: clinical studies have shown mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can reduce returns of depression by 50%. As we become more perceptive of the power of our focus, we learn to let certain emotions and ideas pass by us without fastening ourselves to these currents. What once would have swept us away is perceived then overcome.
It's important to discover ways to cope with challenging situations, and change our patterns of thinking and behavior in order to ultimately feel good about ourselves and our relationships, and to meet the goals of our life's work and dreams. What is of utmost importance to me is that you feel comfortable and safe in our therapeutic relationship.