Philosophy of Mental Health
I believe “accepting the things we cannot change and having the courage to change the things we can” is the key to finding balance and a sense of happiness in life. The hard part is knowing the difference between the two. Through a trusting, therapeutic relationship, one can be empowered to use their strengths to facilitate change and create the life they want. By letting go of our past, setting goals for our future and learning to live and be mindful in the present, life is full of endless possibilities. I am so grateful to be apart of someone’s journey to help facilitate this change and live life to its fullest potential.
I provide individual, family or group therapy to all ages. I specialize in working with young adults who suffer from anxiety, depression and normal every day growing pains. I have a background in substance abuse and trauma related disorders. In addition, I have a background in working with the LGBTQ population.
Education and Training
I received my undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University while playing/riding the bench for the Varsity Lacrosse team. I received my masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida and became a Certified Addictions Professional while working in an inpatient dual diagnosis treatment center. I am trained in EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories.
My hobbies include anything and everything outdoors: hiking, kayaking, running and just appreciating nature. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, especially my husband and two daughters.