My first experience in Social Work was working with children and families affected by trauma. I met with children in their homes to help them make sense of their scary and hurtful experiences and to find ways for their families to build a new life.
Next, my work took me to an addiction recovery center. I guided individuals to develop a deeper understanding of addiction, support others in the program, and identify new strategies to live successfully in recovery. I then returned to in-home therapy, this time specifically serving with children with ADHD. I educated parents about ADHD and helped children learn to stay focused in school, make and keep friends, and control their emotions. Following this experience, I furthered my professional development in a community agency that exclusively served families that had experienced domestic violence. I helped create a family friendly and safe space for children and their parents to openly discuss their trauma and rebuild their lives.
After working for community agencies, I decided to venture into group private practice to further challenge myself and serve new populations. My initial experience in as a team member of a private practice was working with teenagers and their parents in individual, family, and group sessions. I facilitated a young adult group with a focus on learning skills to successfully navigate the transition into adulthood.
As a Clinical Social Worker at Hudson Psychiatric Associates, I welcome individuals seeking a safe space to express themselves, engage in proactive problem-solving, and deepen their understanding of behavior and relationships. Clients that work with me receive support, motivation, and understanding. I integrate a variety of approaches depending on client needs, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Mindfulness, Art Therapy Techniques, and a Strengths-Based Perspective.
I am available for sessions in Hoboken, NJ and Paramus, NJ.