Specializing in Mindfulness and Acceptance based approaches to human challenges:
- Work / Life Balance
- Stress Management
- Major Life Transitions
- Grief and Loss
- Anxiety and Panic
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Peaceful Parenting and Life Coach, and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher.
For over fifteen years, I have worked in a variety of settings including schools, wilderness and residential programs for teens, employee assistance programs, hospital units including inpatient and outpatient oncology, emergency medicine, and private practice. I have assisted individuals, families, and groups facing difficult challenges.
I build on clients’ values and strengths and teach them mindfulness and creative problem-solving skills, empowering them to find authentic self-expression in the world. My approach balances the desire for personal growth and change with acceptance and loving-kindness for self and others.
I have a deep respect for my clients who are the experts on themselves and their lives. Together we build partnerships to find solutions that will work, relying on the client’s knowledge of themselves and my background experience in psychology and mindfulness. This partnership is the heart of therapy, teaching, and coaching. There is a metaphor that I like a lot about the helping relationship that arises from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: My client and I are climbing our separate mountains. From my vantage point, I can see where the nearest footholds and handholds are for my client; they have to do the climbing, but I have some distance and can help by seeing where they may be successful.
In all my work, I bring a gentle and big-hearted presence to assist with the overall health and well being of my clients. I have my own dedicated mindfulness practice, which I consider a vital component of my work.
I received my Master of Science in Education from The University Of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education in 2000 were I focused on adolescents, school counseling, and LGBTQ concerns. After working in the field for several years I returned to continue my studies, specifically mindfulness meditation and its clinical applications and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy at LaSalle University and received my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2006.
My office is located in The Resiliency Center of the Flourtown Commons, conveniently located between Philadelphia and Ft. Washington.