Licensed Mental and Professional Counselor
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida, as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I hold a dual Bachelor’s of Art degree in Psychology and Criminology, and a Master’s of Art degree in Mental Health Counseling. In addition to formal schooling, I have advanced training in Gottman Method, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
I have been working in the social services field for over a decade, in various settings to include inpatient psychiatric units, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, community mental health centers, provided home-based services and private psychotherapy practices. In these different settings, I have worked with survivors of domestic violence, interpersonal and combat trauma, as well as individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and substance abuse issues.
I answered the call into the helping profession because I recognized the importance of being seen, heard, respected and supported. Having served a wide range of communities, I have also had the humbling opportunity to support the strongest of the strong, and reminding them that it takes strength and courage to ask for help.
In addition to my role as a therapist, I am a married, mother of two, a United States Air Force veteran, an aspiring runner and recovering people pleasing, perfectionist. Most importantly, I am a "human" making my way through the peaks and valleys of life. I can appreciate the importance of having a tribe, and I strive to be a part of your community of support as an ally, as safe place, as a witness to your life's journey.