Welcome! Choosing a counselor is an extremely important decision. Trust and a good rapport is essential to success in the therapeutic relationship. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I've happily worked in the mental/ behavioral health field for over 10 years in a variety of settings to include private practice, outpatient mental health clinics, and non profit organizations. I have developed the skill set and expertise of working with individuals ranging in age, diverse demographics and clinical needs such as depression, anxiety, parent/child conflict, abuse/ neglect, relationship conflict just to name a few.
My experiences have enhanced my scope of practice where I have utilized motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Person Centered, strength base and solution focused treatment modalities while working with individuals. I also educate my clients on the importance of biofeedback techniques which is very helpful in developing the skills needed to focus and relax . With my experience I do understand that working in the behavior health field there is no cookie cutter approach to treatment, therefore we can adjust our sessions to best support your needs.
I look forward to working with you!
My desire in any therapeutic relationship is to help the individual on their identified goals, assisting in recognizing and challenging patters in order to nurture an environment for change. In the fast pace world and daily changes and challenges, I think it is important to have a safe space to communicate your needs, fears, desires for the future and using those things to foster change in a positive way. Together we will explore and develop solutions in order for you to live your best life. If my profile resonates with you please feel free to contact me and we can move through this world and process together.
Written by S.H. on Apr 26, 2020 after counseling with AJ for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem AJ has been a wonderful support over the past 6 months. She always has practical solutions to offer and great insight. She pushes you only when you need it and holds you accountable. Beyond that she just has such a warm and accepting personality, you feel absolutely no judgement and know that she is taking in everything you are saying. I have been in therapy on and off for over 15 years and this is the first time I've found a counsellor that I truly feel is a good fit.