30+ Years Specializing in Counseling and Psychotherapy for Children, Teens, Adults and Families in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Welcome! You have recognized that with a little help you could feel better. It takes courage to ask for support - and a qualified, highly experienced professional to listen and learn about your unique situation to get the results you want. Choosing a therapist whom you can trust is not easy. Review my website and consider a free phone or teletherapy consultation. A consultation is not an interview – it’s a dialogue – a conversation – and it’s the best way to help you decide if working together could lead to positive changes in your life.
Upcoming Workshop for Clinicians: Using Creative Dance/Movement Therapy-Based Activities to Facilitate Change for Families
Wednesday, June 23 2:00-3:00 PM
Sponsored by Advanced Recovery Systems
The most important thing to consider when looking for a therapist
is whether you trust your therapist as well as their expertise.
You can read about my experience and how I can help you here.
How I View Counseling //
As a dance/movement therapist, I focus on movement behavior and nonverbal communication as it emerges in the therapeutic relationship. I may ask my clients to notice where their body is holding tension as they are talking about a difficult subject, for example, and I may provide a movement-based intervention that may help a client feel less stuck.
In this way, I offer a knowledge base to my clients which is uniquely different than traditional verbal therapists, since I am trained to focus on what a client is saying to me not just through their words, but also through the body.
Most verbal therapists are not specifically trained to pay attention or intervene using movement, but research shows that as much as 75% of communication is nonverbal. All mental health issues are impacted and felt in the body.
I also affirm and commit to engage in anti-oppressive practices and approach clinical work from a place of cultural humility.