Where are you located?
For online therapy, as long as you’re in New Jersey, we can work together! We can meet anywhere you have privacy, a device, and a reliable Internet connection.
For online coaching, I can work with anyone, regardless of your location.
What are the benefits of online therapy?
Most of my clients already feel overwhelmed by all their responsibilities. Participating in therapy without driving to an office makes a hectic life much easier.
You can get the support you need from the comfort of your home in your comfiest clothes. I find the convenience also makes it easier to be consistent with sessions. My online software, Simple Practice, makes scheduling and attending sessions very easy.
I am very experienced with technology, so our online connection will be as strong as in person.
How long is therapy?
How often will we meet?
I recommend starting once a week to understand your needs, develop our relationship, and build momentum.
As you progress, we can have more time between sessions if you’d like.
What is your cancellation policy?
I ask that you give 24 hours’ notice for cancellations except in cases of emergency. Any cancellations within 24 hours or “no-shows” will be charged the full fee.
I understand that life happens. I will waive the cancellation fee if you have a true emergency and cannot cancel before 24 hours.
What are your hours?
How can I schedule a session?
Let’s set up a free 15-minute consultation to talk more and schedule a session during that call should we decide to work together: (862) 505-1717.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept all major credit cards and charge your card on file at each session’s conclusion.
Do you accept insurance?
No. I am an out-of-network provider. Here’s why…
I dislike the requirements and restrictions insurance companies put on treatment. I want to provide you with the best care possible, and I have found that working without the constraints and control of insurance companies best supports that goal.
If you have out-of-network benefits, I will provide you with a monthly “Superbill” to submit for possible reimbursement.
With whom do you work?
What if I am not sure therapy will work?
This is a valid question and important to explore.
I love the skeptics, cynics, misfits, rebels, and outsiders. Many systems, including mental health, are driven by profit. Their policies and practices don’t always benefit clients. We need people to question the status quo and hold those systems accountable.
Therapy is a partnership. Your experience and input are vital, even if it means saying something that isn’t “positive” or “acceptable.” Our sessions are a place to raise those questions and explore those feelings. That’s how you’ll get insight into the problems you’re facing!
Therapy is work, and change can take time. Often, we heal in layers at our own pace. The path to change isn’t a straight line; it can move in spirals as you revisit various issues at different levels over time.
What modalities and theories do you use?
I use family systems theory, which looks at a person’s patterns and how those patterns shape the relationships therein.
I also draw from attachment theory, which explores how our relationships with our caregivers impact us.
I work from a strengths-based perspective, leaning on your gifts, talents, and contributions to frame “dysfunction” as how you developed to survive difficulty.
I view trauma through a neurobiological lens, noting the severe effects of overwhelming terror or difficulty on our brain and body during our lifetime and future generations.
I work holistically with all aspects of the mind, body, and spirit to foster a connection to the earth and the universe around us.
Will you be diagnosing me?
Diagnoses are part of the mental health system and are required for reimbursement from insurance companies.
I believe humans are much more complex and resilient than any one diagnosis. I prefer to treat my clients and the complex, multifaceted individuals they are and leave out the labels as much as possible.
If needed, we can discuss your diagnosis in sessions.
What does holistic mean?
Holistic approaches consider all parts of a person: mind, body, and spirit. I will integrate these parts into our work together.
I believe there isn’t one solution to any problem. If we listen to the messages from all your parts, we will be led down the path just right for you.
Do you give homework between sessions?
What is coaching?
What do you typically coach people about?
Who can be a coaching client?
I can coach anyone from around the world. However, I still operate under the ethics of my license to practice social work.
Coaching is not reimbursable through insurance as we will not treat mental health issues or diagnoses.
How can I schedule a session?
Please contact me here so we can talk about how we might work together: (862) 505-1717.
Can you provide clinical supervision to therapists working on their licenses?
What sets you apart as a therapist?
I am not immune to anxiety and being disconnected from my dreams. I have walked the same journey many of my clients are walking. I know the interventions and techniques I use in therapy because I’ve experienced them.
I feel a special spiritual calling to do ancestral healing for the trauma experienced in my family through the generations. I think many people are waking up to a similar calling. I am honored to be part of the awakening of these authentic, spiritual warriors.
What is your professional training?
- I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New Jersey since 2007.
- I have a master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University.
- I have a bachelor’s degree in biology and religion from Bucknell University.
- I have done post-graduate training in complex trauma and “Nurtured Heart.”
- I am a community organizer and antiracist trainer.
- I am a Certified Clinical Supervisor for those seeking licensure.
- I am Reiki Level II certified.
- I have completed two years of training in shamanic healing.
You can read more about me on my About Page.
What is your astrological sign?
What are some of your favorite things?
What is your favorite song?
I love music for its ability to connect us to our emotions and spirits more deeply than the spoken word alone. I really love 80’s music, R&B, and acoustic guitar.
Lately, I’ve been listening to Shylah Ray Sunshine’s “Into the Wild” on repeat.
Is your hair naturally curly?
Yes, it is. I hated it growing up and did not have any guidance on how to style it. With lots of trial and error and support from the right people, I have learned how to style it. I love it now.
I’m grateful for the movement for natural hair because learning to love yourself in a harsh world is invaluable.
What do you do when you aren’t working?
When I am not working, I spend time with my daughter, find a cozy blanket to watch a movie, or cook a favorite meal.
I also do a lot of activism, advocacy, and research into natural holistic health.
I love connecting with the earth and the spiritual side of life. Staying connected to these parts of myself makes me a better human.