Provide drug and alcohol, other addiction and mental health counseling for individuals, couples and families in Philadelphia and the Main Line.
I specialize in working with patients facing a variety of concerns including addictions, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, family, marital, and relationship issues, stress, sexual orientation and much more. I believe counseling is a process where a client and therapist work together to establish an agenda that will accomplish a client?s goals for therapy. This may initially require something as simple as sorting out thoughts and feelings and it might be more complex such as uncovering unconscious feelings or learning to communicate more effectively with loved ones.My goal is to provide comprehensive services to individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of psychological and mental health issues including stress, relationships, marital problems, depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol, eating disorders, learning disabilities, attention problems and other issues. As the Coordinator of Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness at Temple University and as the past Assistant Director of Student Health and Counseling at The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, I have a lot of experience working with clients facing all the above issues and more.
I believe that counseling is a collaborative process where clients sort out their thoughts and feelings in order to get a better understanding of who they are. My approach is eclectic or integrative, but I use many psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches in my work. I trust that clients know deep down what should be talked about in therapy and that they mostly need help knowing how to access these thoughts and feelings in order to realize what it is they want and need from others and their lives. I am very open to sharing my personal thoughts and experiences as a way of helping others. I find that it often helps patients to know that their therapist is a human being too and much can be learned from the therapeutic relationship. Many clients come to a therapist?s office because they are struggling in their relationships. Paying attention to how your relationship develops with your therapist can help you understand how the really important relationships in your life outside of the therapeutic relationship work.