As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland and a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia, I aim to hold safe space for youth and young adults to experience the discomfort that comes with healing and growth. I wholeheartedly believes that every person is born complete, with everything they need to thrive in this life and aim for my clients to see that capacity within themselves.
I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where I studied Clinical Mental Health Counseling, while also completing additional coursework in Dance/Movement Therapy through the Harkness Dance Center in New York. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist and an Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher. My practice of counseling includes cognitive behavioral theories as well as narrative theories. I work to empower my clients by deepening their understanding of the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors, while assisting them in reauthoring the stories of their lives. In session, I offers various mindfulness and mind-body connection exercises, as a way to strengthen my clients relationship with themselves.
I have always had a passion for working with children and adolescents. That passion led to the creation of The Waiting Game © 2016; a therapeutic board game designed to help children experiencing the loss surrounding the incarceration of a parent. I love using play interventions with both my youth and young adult clients. Additionally, I am passionate about movement and use both dance therapy and yoga as a tool to support my client’s journey to mental wellness. I believe in the power of movement as a way to befriend the body and find emotional healing. I wholeheartedly believes that true restoration is absolutely possible.
“The wound is where the light enters.” - Rumi
I am currently supervised by Chevon Matthews and Shanelle Clay at Onyx Therapy Group.