Beth earned her undergraduate degree in Family Studies from the University of Maryland in 1998. After returning back home to NJ, Beth began working at a community mental health agency, while she pursued her Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. She graduated magna cum laude in 2002. Beth continued her work with children (and their families) who were in crisis by providing intensive, in-home family and individual therapy. After four years of post graduate supervision and master’s level therapy work, Beth earned her LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in 2008. She continued to provide in-home therapeutic services to children and their families in Burlington and Camden counties through NJ Children’s System of Care and began to see clients in an outpatient setting. Beth spent 3 years studying and training in Sandplay therapy. After nearly 20 years in the field, Beth’s passion and areas of interest remains working with children, teens and their families, who struggle with the far reaching effects of mental illness.
Beth’s Approach to Helping
Beth believes that in order for change and growth to occur, her clients need to feel comfortable first. Beth does this by creating a nurturing, accepting and an emotionally safe environment. She believes in the therapeutic process and an essential part of that process is, developing the therapeutic relationship. Together with her non-judgmental nature, genuine interest and unconditional support, the therapeutic relationship begins. Beth believes that one of her greatest strengths is to help people feel cared for and at ease. Beth has found that providing her clients with psycho-education, has also helped to empower them on their journey. Through validation her clients’ thoughts & feelings and combined with her limitless empathy & patience, she has been able to offer an opportunity for a uniquely tailored approach to her client and therapeutic needs. Through the utilization of both traditional psychotherapy modalities and incorporating many of the holistic therapy tenants, such as Sandplay therapy; Creative & Expressive Therapies (art, clay, drawing, journaling, poetry, etc); play-type therapy activities; Mind-Body Connections; Meditation; Stress Management (and others, when deemed clinically sound) are synthesized into an individual approach, that serves as a multi-faceted tool, aiding in the process of helping restore her clients with a sense of hope and wellness.