- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I traditionally start off with a free 10 to 25 minute phone call or video conferencing consultation whereby I introduce myself, obtain an understanding of the individual or families therapy goals, and explain my process and approach. This allows potential clients to “try before they buy” and experience the therapy process without any pressure or obligation. The free consultation allows the client and I to determine if we are a good fit
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. I have worked as a Psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Counselor for the last 5 years. Over the course of my career I have treated/counseled hundreds of patients. A portion of my practice is dedicated towards treating clients dealing with marital or relationship issues related to conflict resolution, intimacy, cheating, trust parenting challenges, and self-reflection. Additionally, I have worked in 2 residential drug treatment centers, in which I assisted clients overcome and work through the challenges of substance abuse and mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bio-polar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Additionally, I treated hundreds of clients with eating disorders while working at The Renfrew Center. While at Renfrew I facilitated process, psycho-educational and topic groups for adolescent, adult and older adult females in a residential eating disorder treatment setting using multi-modal approaches: CT, CBT and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I provided one-to-one support, assisted in crisis situations using therapeutic skills and techniques and conducted assessments for safety based on needs of patients.
- What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with males, females, teens, and families. Additionally, I have worked with clients facing relationship challenges, parenting challenges, depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, PTSD, eating disorders, drug addictions, alcohol addition work-life balance issues, career decisions, empty-nest adjustments, and etc.