I am a Board Certified National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) located in Toms River, NJ and currently serve Ocean County and surrounding areas in NJ. I also offer telephone sessions so that I am able to help all clients seeking counseling in New Jersey (see below for details). I have over 5 years of experience working with various populations ranging from children and teens to adults, families, couples and groups. I have extensive experience working with Substance Abuse, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, family problems, couples conflicts and many other presenting concerns. I also have experience facilitating group therapy and this is something that I will soon be incorporating into my practice. I use a strength-based, person-centered approach to therapy. I believe that each one of us has inner strengths that already exist as well as potential strengths that can be developed through effective therapy. I build a solid rapport with my clients in order to help them feel comfortable discussing personal presenting problems/issues so that they may begin the journey of healing and move toward their goals. I help the client focus on gaining personal insight in order to increase clarity and self-understanding so that they may tap into the strengths that they already or could potentially possess. This process will hopefully lead the client to achieve their best self and utilize their strengths and resources in order to live a balanced life that is focused on overall happiness and well-being.
Now Offering Group Therapy. Spaces are still available FOR BOTH GROUPS
Family Support/Mental Health Group
This group is a general mental health group with a focus on family members of individuals with substance use/alcohol use disorders. This group is designed to provide education on addiction, strategies to help the addict and those impacted by addiction. The group also focuses on providing support to one another and is focused on self-care.
Alternating Mondays from 6pm-7pm.
General Mental Health Group
This group is focused on learning ways to improve overall mental health while also providing and receiving support from group members.
Every other Thursday from 6pm-7pm
SPACES STILL AVAILABLE
Are you having relationship or family troubles? I can help you work through your presenting issues in a neutral setting in order to hopefully help you improve your communication skills and get on the path to a more peaceful home life and/or more satisfying relationship. Each couple or family is different and has a unique set of needs. I have had success working with various couples and families to help them create a specific plan tailored to your unique needs and goals. I work with family members and/or couples to collaborate with one another so that they may achieve contentment and overall happiness. Call or email today to start working on this vital part of your life.
With today's busy world, it is common to feel overwhelmed at times. I can help you work through your individual stress and develop strategies to manage your stress and achieve overall well-being and peace. I can also help you to cope with anxiety and depression symptoms as well. Call or email today to set up an appointment.
NJ Lic# 37PC0059800
**NOW IN NETWORK WITH HORIZON BCBS (MOST PLANS), OMNIA, CIGNA AND AETNA**
Many clients are able to submit for reimbursement from their insurance company
Payments Accepted Currently:
-Debit/Credit Card and PayPal
-Flexible Spending /Account Card
-Insurance (cigna, horizon BCBS plans)
Check with your insurance company to see if you can be reimbursed for out of network benefits (verified success in assisting clients with this)
-couples and family
Gather background information, review policies and procedures, complete paperwork and set goals for therapy
60 minute one-on-one session
Package deals available** (call for details and promotions)
60 minute couples session
60 minute family session (Fee depends on number of family members and if session occurs in office or in your home-Call for details)
50 minute telephone sessions available
Phone sessions are becoming increasingly popular due to their convenience. I offer discounted rates for these sessions and flexible scheduling.
$$ varies: discounted rates available
Pricing varies depending on frequency and/or combination with traditional in office sessions. Call or email today for more information.
Now Offering Group Therapy
This group is focused on general mental health as well as a focus on helping family members of loved ones with addiction. Group members provide support to one another, learn from one another, and develop ways to better care for themselves as well as appropriately support their loved one suffering from addiction.
This group is a general mental health group that addresses various topics including anxiety, depression, stress, substance use, self-care, setting goals (life coaching), etc. The goal is to help group members achieve overall happiness and well-being.