I believe in the value of the therapeutic relationship and the courage it takes for a client to enter into counseling. I strive to create a space that fosters the client's ability to process, explore, question, and challenge their thought processes and behaviors. It is with this in mind that I believe change, growth, and acceptance can be achieved. Working together, we will identify treatment goals and a plan to meet your needs. I genuinely love my job and count it a privilege to journey through life with my clients.
My counseling style is supportive, collaborative, and client focused. I feel most comfortable drawing techniques from a variety of therapy models such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy(ACT), Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). In my work professionally and what I choose to practice personally, I am passionate about mindfulness, self care, intuitively listening to the wisdom of our bodies/self, Health at Every Size (HAES), intuitive eating, social justice, the enneagram, and the value of connection and vulnerability. I believe in normalizing the importance of mental health and destigmatizing counseling by engaging with the community through speaking events and podcast appearances.
I enjoy working with clients who may be struggling with such issues as life transitions, relationship concerns, transitions to college, transitions into adulthood, body image, identity, self-esteem, communication, family of origin issues, self esteem, racial identity and issues, grief, depression, and anxiety.
I received both my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Master's degree with a focus in Counseling from the University of Florida. Over the years of my career, I have practiced in numerous settings including community mental health organizations, in-home therapy, the Wake Juvenile Detention Center, and in a group private practice setting before starting my own practice, The KC Collective.