Licensed Psychotherapist providing compassionate, effective therapy for anxiety, eating disorders, substance addiction, and depression.
Psychotherapist in Oradell, NJ
Anxiety is a critical inner voice that makes us question ourselves and our actions. Anxiety sounds like this: Am I a good person? What do others think of me? What if I sound stupid? If I ask for help, will I look weak? If any of this sounds familiar, I hear you and you are certainly not alone. These worries can lead patterns of self-defeat and avoidance. In therapy, I will teach you the skills needed to combat your internal critic and get back in the driver's seat. Let’s get started!
Substance abuse often begins as an enjoyable pastime or a solace from the stress of life. Have you noticed that you seem to turn to drugs or alcohol to relax, to numb yourself, or to feel better? Do you notice that you need it to function or to feel confident in social settings? You are here because it's gotten out of hand. You're not alone, and therapy can help. In therapy, I will help you to break away from the hold the substance has over you.
Negative feelings like anxiety, sadness, and stress leave us more vulnerable to critical thoughts about our appearance and self-worth. Eating disorders often develop to fulfill a need – control, manage feelings, numb pain, and self-punishment. You’re here because you want the cycle of fear, guilt, and shame to end. Together we can begin the process of healing from your eating disorder in the healthiest way possible.
Negative feelings like anxiety, depression, and stress leave us overwhelmed and more vulnerable to critical thoughts about our appearance and self-worth. Eating disorders often develop to fulfill a need – control, manage feelings, numb pain, and self-punishment to name a few. You’re here because you want the cycle of fear, guilt, and shame to end. Together we can begin the process of healing from your eating disorder in the healthiest way possible.
I am Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), and I have been an addictions therapist for 9 years. My experience includes conducting group and individual therapy sessions with adolescents, adults, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
I began employing DBT interventions in my counseling sessions with clients over 3 years ago. The techniques illustrated in DBT work very well with my clients recovering from anxiety, depression, substance addiction, and eating disorders. I find myself drawn to the Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness aspects of DBT, as managing strong emotions and developing healthy boundaries with others are extremely important in both addiction and eating disorder recovery.
I have been relying on techniques from CBT with my clients for over 9 years. The concerns that my clients present with are rooted in faulty thought patterns (e.g., failure, not good enough) lead to automatic behaviors (e.g., restricting, bingeing, using) with unwanted consequences (e.g., guilt, embarrassment, shame, deprivation). CBT is a helpful tool for reframing thoughts to be more accurate and empowering.