As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in mental health, I am impacted by the needs of others and how traumatic experiences in their lives have negatively affected them. I am passionate about working with others to help them heal because of my own healing journey and breakthroughs. Every individual is worthy of being heard and valued. I also believe we can all be empowered to change belief systems that have negatively affected us in a physical, emotional, and spiritual way. I am an advocate of not going through life alone and that there is hope in finding healing.
My approach is warm, empathic, strength-based, and non-judgmental. My desire is for clients to be heard and guided toward relief, empowerment, and restoration. My goal is always to create an environment that feels safe for individuals to build trust without judgment.
I practice from a psychodynamic perspective, which means I pay attention to feelings and beliefs that emerge from one's lived experience.
My approach to therapy is client-centered based on an individual's needs. Every individual is unique and I believe in collaborating with clients to problem solve together. I have worked with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, domestic violence, women's issues, chronic illness & pain, grief, substance use, relationship conflict, burn out, life transitions, and caregiver stress. I also believe in including faith as a part of the healing process and can provide Christian based counseling. Ultimately, I love partnering with individuals to problem solve, identify coping skills and help eliminate stressors in their lives.