I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Life Coach. I have been a practicing psychotherapist since 2007 and work with all ages, conducting individual and family therapy. I specialize in several areas, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and trauma. Though these are my specialties, I collaborate with people of all walks of life challenged with a wide range of difficulties. Therapy is a collaboration of arts and science, which I am very passionate about. I help my clients to understand their emotional concerns and develop strategies to live a more fulfilling life.
I love what I do and cannot imagine waking up and doing anything different. I love counseling but what I am really passionate about is counseling teens. I get them and they get me. With over 15 years of experience working in the mental health and substance abuse counseling field, teens and family counseling is by far closest to my heart. I seek to understand the language that the teen is conveying instead of talking to a teen like the rest of the world does. To get into the mind and thinking of a teen is vital to understanding how to unlock their pains, fears, anxiety, etc.
Having over 15 years of residential and community mental health experience, I have assisted numerous adolescents, with living the best life possible. I want to help you to identify faulty thinking and behavior patterns and change them in a way that not only places you in a position to live a happier life, but that you will encourage others to do the same.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I have practiced in community based agencies for more than 15 years. I have been licensed for 8 years. I have experience conducting individual, family psychotherapy, group, initial diagnostic interviews, and crisis intervention for all area of mental health. I have worked in a school setting with school related issues for over 5 years including working with military and their families to add support services.