I am a Master's Level Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, Certified EMDR and EFT therapist as well as Certified Life Coach specializing in individual, group and couple therapy and maintain a private practice in Plattsburgh, NY
With many years experience as a therapist and as a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh specializing in Mental Health Counseling, I am currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, trauma / PTSD, addiction, couples and relationship issues, LGBTQIA+ related issues in addition to general mental health issues and life transitions.
My therapeutic trauma informed approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. I also offer services in English and Spanish.
I remember when I first heard about life coaching. I always imagined this fancy Hollywood person needing a life coach to tell them what latte to drink, what to wear, what to eat, and not really about how to improve their life but really making decisions for them. As I got older, I kept hearing more and more people getting into coaching, especially a lot of therapists who were incorporating coaching and it piqued my interest. What was I missing about the appeal about coaching?
I began to investigate different coaches and coaching programs. On my video show/podcast “ Friday Night Feels”, I had the privilege of meeting some amazing people across the country, who focus on different niches within life coaching. They all helped eliminate my aversion to coaching and my misunderstanding of what coaching actually is.
All of the coaches that I have met are dedicated, kind, compassionate people who have studied and learned and created amazing businesses that focus on people's wellness, growth development and helping them fulfill their potential. After getting to know some of these coaches, it sparked my own interest of wanting to learn more.
I researched different programs and you know, hits and misses and finally I found a program and when I started it, the only way I can describe is that it felt like being home. That began my journey of becoming a certified life coach and being able to offer people a different skill set and approach to helping them assess their areas of their lives where they feel fulfilled, where they feel satisfaction, as well as being able to see in a non judgmental environment areas where maybe they're not as fulfilled as they'd like to be. It also inspired me to become a certified coach to be able to help people in a different and unique way.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, reading and exploring culinary adventures :)