I established my private practice in clinical psychology shortly after becoming licensed as a psychologist (1995). Since that time, I have offered outpatient individual and couples psychotherapy for adolescents, adults, and seniors. My philosophy has always been to deliver quality affordable care in a welcoming setting that protects your privacy and comfort. In addition, having worked in hospital, community, university and private practice settings, I understand how the 'system' operates; where it works well and where it is broken. If I do not offer a particular service, I am usually able to find resources that can address diverse client needs.
Early in my career, the focus of my private practice was general clinical psychology. More recently in addition to working with general psychology clients, I specialize in working with the unique concerns of first responders. I have developed an expertise in working with firefighters, emt's, medics, public safety and law enforcement providers, dispatchers, nurses, physicians and military personnel at all phases of their careers.
For the past 15 years has been my privilege to work as a clinical associate and a clinical director for multiple Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Teams including Southwest Ohio CISM, Mercury CISM in South Jersey, and Alpha CISM team serving all of New Jersey.
We are not superhero's. On a daily basis, those in care giving careers must practice self care and "put our own oxygen mask on first".
Current world events including the pandemic, an ongoing dialogue regarding racial bias, and growing economic challenges provides a unique opportunity for us to respond more effectively to stress, anger, addiction, hopelessness, and despair. Don't become a casualty. We can and do find ways to maintain compassion, seek understanding and offer kindness to each other.
I am able to help most clients make improvements in symptoms, habits, behaviors, thoughts, and mood. My work in psychology has allowed me to witness the strength that composes the human spirit, and the amazing possibilities of change available in psychotherapy.