Working with Children & Families
I have a special focus on helping kids and teenagers who show disruptive behaviors, starting as young as four years old. If your child or teen is having anger management including verbal or physical aggression, family conflict, substance use, or bullying then I just may be the therapist to meet your needs.
From the first session, I make sure to include parents. I believe in creating a strong bond between me, your child, and the family. This way, everyone is involved in your child’s path to improvement. I use different methods, like acting out roles and playing games that focus on social skills and controlling emotions. These methods have been very helpful, especially with my younger clients.
After working with me, kids usually have better control over their emotions and improved communication skills. It’s always a mix of happiness and sadness to see them grow and then be ready to face the world with what they’ve learned.
Working with Adults
If you’re considering therapy for the first time, I’m here to normalize the experience. Yes, even therapists go to therapy! My goal is to alleviate any stress and anxiety associated with starting services and to share my belief that everyone could benefit from therapy.
I enjoy working with adults aiming to improve their day to day life. I strive to be supportive, direct, warm, and humorous personally and professionally.
My therapy style is all about putting you first. I believe that building a strong relationship with my clients and their families is the most important step. This connection is the foundation for making progress. Without it, our journey together might face limitations.
Incorporating these characteristics into my practice, the end goal would be for you to be able to cope with life’s challenges. We will work on the use of effective communication and tools to manage your emotions without intensifying situations. I excitedly look forward to working with you.
How I Got Here
My journey into counseling felt natural since I’ve always been the problem solver in my large family. I studied psychology and earned a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I find it fascinating to blend the art and science of therapy to make a real difference. I’m continuously looking for ways to improve my skills. I’m exploring additional training, particularly in disruptive impulsive disorders.
Training & Credentials
Outside the Office
When I’m not working with clients I enjoy spending time exercising, gardening, dining, watching movies, shopping, and spending time with my family and friends. I did not see myself as one who would like to plant flowers but it`s very relaxing and calming to me and I enjoy seeing the growth. Self-care is equally important for a counselor as it is the client in which I`m providing services to. Fitness is one of my values; therefore, I am a regular at a gym or running outside. I have a large supportive humorous family and they definitely help with my self-care in more ways than one. I make it a goal to engage in at least one of these one a weekly basis.
I accept the following insurance: