I see my clients as the experts on their life experiences who are seeking guidance and support to address difficulties, understand phases of life transitions, and need a clinical expert to assist them in achieving their goals. My desire is to guide my clients into healing and wellness. I have passion for working with children and adolescents and value being able to help individuals and families navigate these critical stages of growth and development.
I use an eclectic approach to treatment in that I pull from a variety of theoretical orientations and use a multitude of therapeutic interventions and strategies to build healthy and unconditional relationships with each individual, couple, or family system. I prefer to approach treatment through use of Adlerian, Rogerian, behavioral, and cognitive behavioral therapies; but I also use motivational interviewing, applied behavioral analysis, and existential treatments as well. I have learned that treatment is most successful when clients are motivated for change.
I have been in the field of mental health for over a decade working in a variety of clinical settings with a vast array of populations. I use a culturally sensitive approach and welcome every individual who courageously enters treatment. I have received professional training in trauma informed care and play therapy modalities. Lived experiences over the course of my life and professional career instills more passion and gratitude for the work I have been part of and witness to in a wealth of clients addressing their trauma histories and events. I strive for creating a safe space for each client to genuinely be themselves while learning healthier ways of processing their lived experiences.
- Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis
License / Certifications
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Specialties and Training
- Serving children ages 3-19 years
- Trauma Informed Care
- Play Therapy Modalities