Your privacy and comfort are important. I work with individuals and couples in a confidential, warm, friendly and familiar atmosphere. I believe that you are the expert on your own life and I will assit you in finding the means to achieve your goals.
Counseling is a refuge from negative cultural messages and a place to know that you are not defined by your past or your struggles. Life is hard work and crisis is not a sign of weakness or illness. Whether you are dealing with traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, loss, relationship conflict, work stress, or addiction, your decision to seek help is sign that you are not determined by your past. There is something in all of us that simply needs support and direction to live more fully and lovingly. We will work together to discover how you can make the changes you wish to make.
Research demonstrates that the most important factor in successful counseling is the quality of the therapeutic relationship. Whether you have seen a counselor in the past or this is the first time you are seeking counseling, I encourage you to take advantage of my free consultation. It is vital that you feel you can feel a connection with the person you choose to work with.
I do not bill insurance companies for payment, but I provide you with a "super bill" which you may use to request reimbursement if your insurance plan includes it.
I believe in a holistic view of the human person.
Research shows that how we live affects our mental health. Whatever we do as human beings we do with our minds, our bodies, our spirits, and in relation to others. Each of these areas of our lives (physical health, mindset, spirituality, relationships) affects the other areas.
Everything we do has a foundation in our bodies. A healthy body is more likely to change in the direction of our goals. When we try to change how we think, feel, or act, we are also asking our body to change. Research shows that diet and exercise are important in overcoming depression, anxiety and trauma, and can increase our ability to concentrate and to achieve your career and academic goals. Read how both exercise and sleep minimize a child’s genetic predisposition to ADHD and improve attention, mood, executive function, and self-regulation in this article posted at ADDitude Magazine. link
Remember to take time for non-economic activities and spontaneous exercise. Spending time on a hobby, volunteering, enjoying art and music, or spending a few minutes each day meditating or praying bring meaning and value to life beyond the bottom line. Vigorous exertion that is playful and fun may have a greater impact on mental health than does exercise that is simply another chore.
MINDFULNESS and SPIRITUALITY
Mindfulness together with CBT and other traditional therapies plays an important role in mental health. Research also shows that active involvement in a church or faith community is good for our health. I will be happy to talk with you about mindfulness exercises and spirituality. Should you wish I will also help you identify a spiritual director to serve as a guide beyond mental health to a closer relationship with your God.
133 North 4th Street
Easton, PA 18042
409 Main Street
Chester, NJ 07930
Phone: 908-235-8489 908-235-8489