I realize that individuals attend counseling for basically two reasons: You are in emotional and/or physical pain and it hurts inside and possibly outside (disturbing emotions can physically hurt) or you are searching for growth and life enrichment. I believe the primary goal of counseling is to assist you with increasing your emotional strength, resilience and over-all well-being. My credentials include Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D), Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling and a Registered Nurse. I have over 30 years experience as a RN and a Mental Health Professional. I strive to assist you with assessing your entire self; encompassing your body, mind and spirit. Through a collaborative journey and the use of evidenced based counseling approaches, you can gain “Optimum Healing.” I specialize in anxiety, depression, panic disorders, PTSD, adjustment/coping with medical challenges, geriatric and LGBTQ affirmative therapy I am able to relate to matters of the heart (emotional challenges, illness, pain, loss and disability). I realize by striving to be our true and authentic self, we each can achieve peace, harmony and fulfillment within ourselves and others. I am in association with Carmine Pecoraro Psy.D., Psychologist & Neuropsychologist and Optimum Healing LLC.