I am a licensed psychologist, an entepreneur, and I must say that
I love what I do! I took a circuitous route to get here, however... I began by studying chemistry and computer programming and soon decided that that was not my calling. Computers don't converse with you (at least they didn't when I was working with them). So, I chose to move on to study psychology and work with children and families after volunteering in a Children's Crisis Center in Denver, CO.
After I began to volunteer, I was so moved by what children, families, and adults go through in life that I decided to go back to school. I knew that I needed to obtain my PhD because I wanted to have the theoretical background and intensive training needed to help others and make a difference. After eight carefully planned intensive years of study and training, I earned my PhD in Clinical Psychology specializing in working with children.
In 2002, I established Minisink Psychology & Psychotherapy. We are a group of psychologists, social workers, and psychotherapists dedicated to providing state-of-the-art therapeutic services. Our goals are to provide knowledgable and effective guidance whether you are dealing with long-standing issues, finding ways to cope more effectively, improving your relationships, or learning how to make better choices in life.
So, a little about how I work...
I would best describe myself as a therapist and guide interested in both working through present issues, as well as understanding any underlying roots, patterns, and themes. I believe that armed with this knowledge, people can attain more control over their lives, difficulties, struggles, and strengths. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual to help them attain the peace, constructive growth, and goals they’re striving for. I work with children, adolescents, parents and families and incorporate my treatment approach accordingly.
Within this framework, I would say that I strive to be an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My treatment approach aims to provide support and practical feedback to help people address current life challenges and long-standing issues. Together with my clients, we identify new ways of coping with challenges and struggles.
Finally, I am a strong believer in incorporating DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) into my work. I have found the DBT skills to be useful to nearly everyone, no matter how young or old they are.
Licensed Psychologist in NJ and NY