Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
License Number LF60693949
As an individual and couples therapist, I have supported many people through this journey of rediscovering joy and meaning in their lives and relationships. I can help you better understand your past, overcome the obstacles that are in your way, and provide you with the tools and guidance that you will need to bridge the gap between wanting change and actually making changes. I can help identify what you want and need, set healthy boundaries, and advocate assertively for yourself. I will challenge you to take risks, tolerate discomfort, and become who you truly are.
Body Image Concerns
Grief and Loss
Marital and Premarital
Dating and Relationships
Sleep or Insomnia
Trauma and PTSD
I was born and raised in New Jersey. I come from a mixed ethnic background, primarily of Polish descent along with Czechoslovakian, German, Irish, and French Canadian. I grew up in a large family, always needing to fight to be heard. I also learned to be the helper to feel needed and belong in the family. As a result of being bullied as a young adolescent, I acted out and fought even harder to become my own person apart from everyone else. In my younger years, I struggled to manage my mental health and to show up as my best self in my relationships. My own journey toward healing and growing led me to become a therapist, where I now have the privilege of walking alongside others as they better understand themselves, heal from their wounds, and improve their relationships.
As a white, heterosexual, cisgender female, I am constantly working to be aware and vigilant of the privileges and power I hold in my identities. I am continuously learning about the ways in which the power I hold impacts others. As an ally, I am affirming of diverse and intersecting identities and I listen to and center marginalized voices. I use a Health at Every Size lens when working with body image and disordered eating concerns.
In my free time, I enjoy practicing yoga practice, being outside, and immersing myself in live music and stand-up comedy shows. I also love simply spending time at home with my partner and our fur baby, a German Wirehaired Pointer.
I attended California Lutheran University where I earned my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. I attended Rutgers University, Camden, for my undergraduate degree.
In my career, I have worked with two outpatient group practices. Before that, I was an in-home family therapist for the court-ordered program called Multi-Systemic Therapy. This program supported families of youth at risk of being placed outside of the home in detention centers or longer term behavioral management facilities. Prior to grad school, I worked with adults with developmental disabilities for the state of New Jersey as well as a community-based program in CA.
|Phone Consultation||15 minutes||Free|
|Individual Intake Session||60 minutes||$350|
|Couples Intake Session||60 minutes||$350|
|Individual Therapy Session (In-person or Online)||60 minutes||$310|
|Couples Therapy Session (In-person or Online)||60 minutes||$310|
I am not paneled with any insurance company. My clients attend therapy on an out-of-network basis or pay for sessions out of pocket. If you would like to use your out-of-network benefits, please contact your insurance company prior to our first meeting. Ask what the out-of-network reimbursement would be for outpatient in-person or online psychotherapy. The specific amount of this reimbursement depends on your plan. I will provide you with the statements your insurance requires.
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If you are ready to begin the challenging but worthy work of changing your patterns and reaching your full potential, I am ready to help. I am currently accepting clients for online therapy. To start your therapy journey, follow these simple steps:
Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if we are a good fit
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Start your journey to healing and uncovering your most authentic self
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