About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and am certified with the National Board for Certified Counselors. I am currently in training to become a psychoanalyst with the International Institute of Psychoanalytic Training. I have worked with a variety of clients in multiple settings, including residential facilities, a psychosocial rehabilitation center, outpatient clinic, and private practice. I spent 7 years working as a clinical therapist at Persad Center, a counseling center serving the needs of the LGBTQ community, before entering into private practice. Additionally, I have taught courses at Carlow University, presented on clinical topics at academic conferences, and facilitated trainings for other professionals. I participate in ongoing supervision and training to enhance my experience and skill set.


Education:

  • M.S. Professional Counseling, Carlow University 
  • B.A. Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania 

Licensure and Certification:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania
  • Certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors

Post-graduate training:

  • Candidate, International Institute for Psychoanalytic Training
  • Object Relations Core Program, International Psychotherapy Institute
  • Training for Professionals, Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh
  • Ongoing psychoanalytic supervision

Professional associations and memberships:

  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling
  • Division 39, American Psychological Association
  • International Psychotherapy Institute

Teaching experience:

  • Carlow University

Publication Topics:

  • The effects of trauma on self-esteem
  • Transgender identity development
  • The role of the internet in LGBTQ community 

Specialties:


I have experience and training in providing quality psychotherapy to adolescents and adults to address a broad range of concerns and experiences. Some of these include:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety/stress
  • Depression
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Grief/loss
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships/trust
  • Self-esteem/shame
  • HIV/AIDS

Payment methods:

  • Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance plans
  • UPMC insurance plans
  • Out-of-network plans
  • Self-pay