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). I also am trained to use experiential treatment models, by using expressive tools or activities, when words aren't enough. 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.