I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey and an NBCC Nationally Certified Counselor, with a specialization in mind-body (or somatic) approaches. After a 25 year career in business and many clinical hours helping people with substance abuse, anxiety, and depression, I am focused on my private practice in Princeton, NJ.
What I do:
As a Bioenergetic Therapist, I offer therapy that is grounded in scientific research, while incorporating practices of modern somatic psychotherapy. I support my clients in finding contentment with oneself and in life. I believe that our biggest struggles create the greatest opportunities for growth and healing. We each carry within us the capacity and tools to create more fulfilling and happier lives.
I have warm and engaging style, and am passionate about helping people find innate truth. I works primarily with young adults (17+) and adults.
Education and Training
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science and hold graduate degrees in Professional Counseling. I completed my clinical training at Corner House Behavioral Health and Trinity Counseling in Princeton, where I was trained in motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, psychodynamics, and mindfulness.
I have gained extensive experience applying somatic approaches in treating mental health concerns in community, hospital, and private practice settings through professional training at the Center for Group Studies in NYC, The Institute of Core Energetics in NYC, as well as ~100 hours of professional training with Dr. Les Fehmi, PhD and Susan Fehmi, LCSW, both of whom are accomplished in neurofeedback and an advanced attention-training practice (similar to meditation) called Open Focus. I am a Certified Open Focus Coach and continue to study how to integrate attention and mind-body interventions in a powerful fashion. I also served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University where I taught and supervised graduates students. My experience as an athlete and life-long health enthusiast equips and further supports my belief in the healing power of mind and body approaches.