I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist. I am a certified substance abuse profession (SAP) and do evaluations for the Department of Transportation. I graduated from Temple University with my masters` degree in social work. My clinical training was at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia where I completed their two-year program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I continued there for two more years in their Fellowship Program. And from there, I completed three years at the Princeton Center working with Bowen`s Systems Theory. My approach to therapy is relational and I strive to be genuine and supportive in a collaborative and nonjudgmental environment. I am flexible and highly dedicated to providing my clients with respect and to emphasize the importance of their beliefs and expectations. I often incorporate cognitive techniques when they are clinically useful. I am an experienced meditator and often enjoy complementing my practice with meditation and breathing techniques. Individual Therapy. The decision to pursue psychotherapy can be stressful for many people. People who contact me are at various stages of readiness to begin therapy, and I am committed to gently guiding my clients toward a place of relief from emotional distress and an enhanced sense of well-being. Psychotherapy is an active process for both client and therapist. The most important predictor of success in psychotherapy is the establishment of a solid working relationship that offers the client the freedom and safety to talk about experiences and beliefs that may have been previously avoided, unresolved, or considered uncomfortable as a topic to discuss with spouses, friends, boyfriends/girlfriends or family….
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