Post-Doc Fellow This member of our staff is a permit holder in the state of New Jersey, specializing in evidenced-based treatment of anxiety, depression, anger management, stress management, emotional regulation, behavioral difficulties, substance abuse, attachment, personality disorders, and treatment of those involved with the justice system. She works closely with adolescents, adults, and couples presenting with a diverse range of challenges. She guides her clients to a sense of self and the capacity to fulfill his or her own potential through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and mindfulness. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of Saint Elizabeth. During her undergraduate training, she focused her education on support and advocacy regarding sexual assault and abuse victims. In 2009, she became a certified Morris County Sexual Assault Victim Advocate and joined the Morris County Sexual Assault Response Team. Subsequently, in 2012, she was inducted into PSI CHI, The International Honor Society in Psychology. As an undergraduate, she was the first student to complete an internship at a secured correctional civil commitment facility. She went on to further her education earning her master’s degree in Forensic Psychology and Counseling and her Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology from the College of Saint Elizabeth where she completed her dissertation on Self-Efficacy, Anxiety, Depression, Spiritual Well-Being: Variations among Attachment Styles and Alcohol Use. During her training, she worked in a residential community-based organization serving adults with developmental disabilities, psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents, in-home and community environment crisis intervention, school-based youth services program, residential reintegration center, intensive outpatient substance abuse program, and secured correctional civil commitment facilities. She focused on providing individual therapy, couples therapy, and co-facilitated many psychoeducational groups. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Edison Court, Inc, a non-profit, community-based agency that offers continuum of care within a residential and outpatient setting. She focused on providing individual and group psychotherapy as well as general and forensic psychological screening and evaluation to adult male offenders, juvenile delinquents, and parents involved with Children and Youth Services. Currently, she is completing her post-doctoral fellowship at Ann Klein Forensic Center where she continues to work full-time as a Staff Clinical Psychologist providing group psychotherapy and forensic screening and evaluation to adult male offenders within a correctional civil commitment facility. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA), Morris County Psychological Association (MCPA), and Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). She continues her training and education at these organizations’ conferences when available. In her clinical work, she has supported adolescents, adults, and couples struggling with substance abuse, domestic violence, assault, sexual assault, relationship difficulties, mood disorders, personality disorders, and involvement with the justice system. She develops the therapeutic relationship with her clients by demonstrating empathy and comprehension of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, leading them to feel valued and understood. She approaches therapy in a friendly, approachable, and empathic manner, in which she works to guide her clients in exploring their thoughts and feelings and how they impact behavior. Her focus is to help others self-explore and identify barriers that are impeding on their growth in order to become empowered to take control of their lives.