Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida and certified Trauma-Informed Care therapist. I earned my Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from The Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2014. I have a total of 10 years counseling experience and have worked with children, adolescent and adults. I have also worked in a private practice setting helping individuals and families with issues related to depression, anxiety, life changes, coping with grief, addiction, anger management and self-esteem.
My counseling style is a combination of warm and empathetic, along with tactful honesty and accountability. I believe in mutual respect and compassion. I encourage my clients to be honest with me and if something is not working, to speak up and tell me. I believe in allowing my clients to take ownership of their therapy and gain skills in advocating for themselves and their loved ones. I also believe in understanding the human condition of imperfection and we all make mistakes.
I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral, psycho-education, solution focus, and psycho-dynamic. I understand that sometimes all a person needs is an active ear, but also quick and useful solutions to problematic symptoms or issues. I will create a balance within my counseling style based on your particular needs and preferences. I also enjoy adding an element of humor in my treatment when it is appropriate.
It takes a great amount of courage to ask for help. I look forward to helping you through your journey and learning more about yourself. My goal is to help empower you to improve what is working well for you and give you the tools to help change what is not working for you.
I look forward to starting this new journey with you!