"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I change" - Carl Rogers. I love this quote because it embodies our need for change and growth - and it also acknowledges how essential it is that we grow to become comfortable with who we are through mastery and exploration of our inner world. In my experience, it has been critical that we form a trusting, judgement-free, scientifically valid, and sacred environment for these transformations to take place. As a caring and trusting team, you and I work with to find meaning in the areas of your life that may have been painful and traumatic. Simultaneously, we also seek to create and maximize the aspects of yourself that you can love.
Issues we can address (no matter how severe) are depression, anxiety, workplace performance, relationships/intimacy, trauma, conflict avoidance, and that weird sensation that something is wrong--yet you can't quite put your finger on it. Other issues I address are spirituality, realizing your potential, and the pursuit of "wholeness". In addition, I offer couples counseling, and family therapy.
I received my Master's in Clinical & Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College where I am currently pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D). My concentration is in Psychoanalysis and Couples & Families Therapy. My academic interests include Jungian Analytical Psychology, Theory of Mind (Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy), and contemporary Black family issues. The types of therapy that I offer are a Jungian approach to Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Therapies. This complementary blend allows me to address a wide spectrum of issues from mild to more severe.
I look forward to working with you.