I believe that the therapeutic relationship takes time and space to develop. As a result, I meet each individual where they are at in order to foster that connection. My view on therapy continues to adapt in order to remain up to date with relevant challenges that individuals may face. Therapy should be unconditional, empathetic and pure to ensure the individual feels heard and validated. Recovery is not linear so I am truly amazed by the resiliency and strength individuals carry.
My Professional Background
I have 8 years of experience working in a variety of mental health clinics in Rochester, NY. Each setting helped shape my passion for this field. I have experience in long term care as well as crisis intervention partnering with children, adolescents and adults. I enjoy family and group therapy as it provides opportunity to collaborate as a unit. I regularly attend trainings to remain up to date with evidence-based practices. Currently, I am working at a local non-profit organization for individuals struggling with an eating disorder.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- Bachelors in Psychology from St. Bonaventure University
- Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Medaille College
- Family Based Treatment (FBT) for eating disorders
- Person-Centered Therapy (PCT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT and TF CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
I am a cat person and adore my furry friend, Tao. During my free time, I like to unwind with a seasonal candle and my favorite Netflix show.