I believe every person is deserving of dignity, respect, and acceptance. Therapy is a place where individuals can experience these while also learning skills to ignite their innate positive potential. My approach is based on Person-Centered Therapy for just this reason. I walk with people and help them to discover their abilities, and learn new abilities, so they can better manage challenges and obstacles. I help them to recognize inconsistencies between their expectations and experiences and help them to develop tangible steps to reach consistency and balance. I believe that my clients are the experts of their own lives. I provide an outside non-judgmental fully accepting and empathetic perspective to highlight cognitive and behavioral patterns that have been hindering their growth. I would like to see every person reach their full potential and surpass their goals.
My Professional Background
My clinical background includes working with adults and adolescents on a long-term individual outpatient basis in areas such as a variety of anxiety and depressive disorders, life changes, bi-polar disorder, relationships issues, self-esteem, spirituality/religion/existential issues, stress, grief/loss, and thought disorders. I have experience working with individuals challenged with severe mental illness and have worked in crisis intervention and prevention in Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) and Early Intervention Support Services (EISS) programs. I have experience working with families within Child Protection Services, assisting parents in need with overcoming challenges of loss, separation, grief, stress management, and life skills. I also have experience working with intellectual and developmentally disable individuals in residential, vocational, and clinical settings.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- Bachelor of Psychology at Wilmington University
- Master of Science in Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Neumann University
I like travel and to be in the fresh air and nature, hiking and exploring. I love animals, good food, and a good story.