Regardless of training, experience, expertise, etc, research has proven time and time again that what matters most is that you feel understood and supported by the therapist you are working with. With that being said, I hope you take the time and allow yourself the opportunity to learn about any therapist you are considering before your first session!
As a licensed professional counselor (LPC), I believe that each person has the potential for healing and happiness. My role as a therapist is to learn about your story and partner with you as we work to uncover and strengthen your core self and identity.
I started my journey as a therapist over 8 years ago. I was personally drawn to the field when I was searching for an understanding of my own family history of addiction and trauma. Throughout my work in various mental health and addiction treatment centers, I found that supporting survivors of traumatic experiences/emotional abuse as well as those striving for freedom from addiction was my true calling. I found these individuals to be warriors and it was an honor to be chosen to walk with them in their search for healing!
I strive to create a safe, warm, non-judgmental environment in my practice so please come as you are. You are not your symptoms, rather the outcome of life experiences, both challenging and positive. Lets work together to help you gain practical skills that foster a sense of power and control over your every day life!
Certifications & Training:
EMDR Trained and active member of EMDRIA (EMDR International Association #100085820
CCTP - Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor # PC010414
NCC - National Certified Counselor #685167
Specialized trainings in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT); Attachment based therapies; Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Addiction treatment; and more!
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Immaculata University
Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in sociology - Immaculata University
If you would like to learn more about me or have any specific questions about my practice, please don't hesitate to reach out!