“ I believe that life is a journey with ups and downs that we must face and work through”. When working with people who desire to make changes it is important that the therapist provides a safe, trusting, and supportive environment. I will ensure that I provide confidentiality, a nonjudgmental approach, empathy, and a positive regard. As a therapist, I take on a collaborative approach where we work together for solutions. I will act as a guide and provide you with skills to learn how to better cope and face life’s challenges. It is my hope that through counseling clients will gain better insight, reduce stress, improve resiliency, learn how to manage and alleviate symptoms, and live life more consciously to have better physical & emotional wellness. The therapy modalities I commonly use to assist the client in achieving goals include CBT, TF-CBT, Client-centered, motivational interviewing, DBT, and a strength-based approach.
I have a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Currently, I am a Ph.D. Candidate of Psychology at Walden University working on my dissertation. I have over 10 years of experience working in the mental health and social services field. Experience includes working in a clinic and residential setting, schools, mental health facilities, and hospitals. I also have extensive knowledge and experience working with clients of a variety of backgrounds such as clients with everyday life stressors, depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, ADHD, emotional/behavioral disorders, substance abuse, severe persistent mental illness, professional athletes, and at-risk youth.
Specialties: Athletes represent a unique population and have different challenges that they may face. Some common issues include performance issues, sadness, anxiety, loss of confidence, stress, decreased self-esteem, and feelings of being overwhelmed. Due to the increased risk of physical injury and risk of mental health concerns, it is important that therapists who understand the athlete experience work with them for increased performance and overall wellness.