I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Narrative Therapist, currently PhD (ABD-all but dissertation) in Marriage and Family Therapy at Eastern University. I earned a Master of Arts in Clinical & Community Counseling Psychology from Eastern University and have trained at the Narrative Therapy Centre in Ontario, Canada with Angel Juen and Ruth Pluznick. My Bachelor of Arts, from Plattsburgh State University, is in Music.
We will work collaboratively when you come to consult with me at Schumacher Therapy, my private practice for the past five years. I have extensive experience as a therapist in the mental health field, having worked at Creative Health, Fellowship Health Resources and Life Counseling/Rehab After Work. I specialize in working with trauma survivors and consult with people who are experiencing challenges with mood, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, dissociation, post traumatic stress, relationship and career challenges.
I consider it an honor to walk with you as you begin to explore and navigate issues that challenge you and hold you back from living a full and present life. Therapy will be tailored to your individual needs, using a variety of techniques designed to gently explore the feelings, thoughts and behaviors which make daily life difficult. Some clients need feedback and direction, while others appreciate a focused listener who is able to ask key questions. In session you will be able to explore various issues in a safe environment with my support.
Our work will be tailored to your unique needs. Together we focus on a powerful, emotion based treatment, allowing you to discover and work through the impact of experiences which affect your life. We will work collaboratively to reduce chaos which seems to be unmanageable. We will explore being kind, curious and aware, with yourself and others, as you take steps to recover and heal.
Therapy can be short term, to address a current difficult situation, or longer term, designed to explore old thought patterns and guide you, with compassion and understanding, as you shift toward making healthy life choices.
I am a member of:
➻ Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society
➻American Counseling Association (ACA)
➻American Association of Marriage & Family Therapist (AAMFT)
➻North American Master’s Level Psychologists of PA (NAMP)
➻The American Psychological Association (APA).
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC): #PC007222 (Pennsylvania)
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC): #LC9225 (Maryland)