Welcome to Living and Growing Counseling LLC. It’s a pleasure to have you here. As a compassionate Bi-Lingual English and Spanish Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I extend my hand to guide you on your journey towards well-being. My professional expertise spans across licenses in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Nevada, boasting an extensive 25-year career as a dedicated therapist.

In today’s dynamic world, I bring you the convenience of Telehealth psychotherapy, often referred to as virtual therapy. Through a secure HIPAA-compliant platform, I offer adults a safe space to explore their emotions, worries, and aspirations. My priority is to provide you with the support you deserve, regardless of geographical boundaries.

At Living and Growing Counseling LLC, my focus is on addressing the intricate tapestry of adult experiences. I’m here to lend a listening ear and a helping hand to those struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship complexities, and the transitions that shape our lives.

I understand that the heart of effective psychotherapy is rooted in collaboration and trust. Finding the right therapeutic alliance is pivotal, and I appreciate its significance deeply. In that light, I extend an invitation to a 15-minute introductory consultation. This offers you the opportunity to get a firsthand feel for my professional approach and therapeutic style. This conversation is about discovering if we’re the right fit for each other on your journey towards growth.

Thank you for considering Living and Growing Counseling LLC. I’m honored to potentially be a part of your path to healing and self-discovery.


Why choosing to start Psychotherapy?

Taking care of your emotional health is as important as taking care of your physical health. There are many things you can do to improve your emotional well-being, and one of the most effective ways is psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy, or Talk Therapy as is often called, is an amazing resource to promote self-growth and emotional healing.  It helps find confidence, restore sense of emotional fulfillment, and improve the quality of interpersonal relationships.

Psychotherapy is beneficial for everyone. It assists in cultivating and sustaining meaningful relationships, managing emotions and reactions in challenging situations, and promoting self-improvement, personal growth, and positive change.

For psychotherapy to be effective, a collaborative partnership between the client and therapist is essential. Finding the right fit is crucial – you will thrive from the joint effort with your therapist in enhancing your emotional well-being

If you or someone you care about is experiencing anxiety, stress, trauma, or depression – or if you’re feeling overwhelmed despite your efforts to navigate life’s ups and downs – psychotherapy can offer valuable support

My Clinical Approach:

My approach centers on trauma-informed and patient-centered care. Within this framework, I offer a blend of Psychodynamic and Strengths-Based Therapy, which truly resonates with my dedication. The foundation of psychodynamic therapy lies in the belief that our past experiences, particularly those from childhood, play a pivotal role in shaping our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.

For those grappling with the enduring effects of trauma, I also incorporate Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) when clinically recommended. EMDR is a well-researched, evidence-based therapy renowned for addressing trauma and post-traumatic stress. Extensive research demonstrates its effectiveness not only in these domains but also in treating conditions like depression and anxiety.

Furthermore, I integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a proven and evidence-based approach. Widely recognized for its efficacy in addressing an array of challenges, including anxiety, depression, substance misuse, and grief, CBT operates by pinpointing and transforming detrimental thought patterns that influence our emotions and behaviors.

We Help You Stay Healthy

About me:

I am a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker proficient in both English and Spanish, practicing in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Nevada. With over 25 years of experience, I specialize in providing psychotherapy to adults.
My academic journey includes obtaining a BA degree in Psychology in 1992, followed by a post-grad program in Clinical Psychology in 1995. In 2007, I earned a master’s degree in Social Services and Social Research from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.
My therapeutic approach is rooted in Trauma-Informed and Patient-Centered methods. My proficiency in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) stems from training at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. Captivated by Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), I completed EMDR training at the EMDR Institute in 2020. My passion lies in Psychodynamic Strength-Based Therapy, which I wholeheartedly embrace.
My core beliefs emphasize the significance of fostering meaningful interpersonal relationships. I hold family, friendship, honesty, and transparency in high regard. I find joy in working with adults from diverse cultural backgrounds.
As both an individual and clinician, I embody warmth, kindness, and supportiveness. My dedication to aiding emotional healing and personal growth is unwavering. Colleagues and acquaintances describe me as compassionate, empathetic, and deeply committed to my work. Animals hold a special place in my heart, particularly dogs and horses, as they offer unconditional love and serve as remarkable healers.
Teaching and guiding new clinicians is a personal passion. Beyond my clinical practice, I provide clinical supervision and peer consultation to fellow professionals. I also engage in teaching undergraduate students within a Social Work Program.

Vision & Goals

My vision is to continue building a private practice through Online Telemental Health. My goal is to help reduce the stigma that so many experience due to mental and behavioral health issues – we all can help increase awareness of the importance to take care of our mental health issues.

I want to make an appointment