I earned my Ph.D. in counseling psychology, and I have been working with patients since 2016. I strive to help my clients explore themselves and gain a better understanding of the impact their thoughts, emotions, and past experiences have on their behavior. My goal is to provide an accepting, warm and inviting space that facilitates the growth of self-knowledge and mental tools to help clients attain their goals. Treatment is client focused, which involves me meeting patients where they are currently, and gaining a better understanding of where they would like to go. From there, we work together to build a course of action that moves us towards the goals acknowledged by the patient. I have experience working with individuals from a diverse background and I recognize the role systemic factors plays in our experiences with the environment.
I have seen patients in multiple clinical settings such as college counseling centers, inpatient hospitals, and outpatient community mental health agencies. I treat adolescents, adults and couples utilizing evidenced based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) to co-create a space that allows patients to heal. I work with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, imposter phenomena, men’s issues, low self-esteem, LGBTQ+ related stress and concerns around race and gender to name a few. I am passionate about supporting men of African descent (Black, African American, African, African diaspora) along their mental health and wellness journey. Currently, I am a pre-licensed postdoctoral fellow, providing therapeutic services under the supervision of Dr. Jaya Mathew.