I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider in the state of Florida. I am here to support you on your journey towards healing and self-discovery. I work collaboratively with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use disorders. To help you reach your goals, I utilize a combination of traditional, alternative and complementary approaches. I enjoy working with BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities.
As Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said, "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” Being highly sensitive, intuitive, and spiritual means that I have a natural desire to help and serve. My early exposure to underserved communities led to frequent experiences involving those struggling with the dis-ease of mental illness and addiction. Realizing early on that these communities had been subject to high rates of trauma in individual and collective ways, I became curious about the connection between the two. This led to the pursuit of higher education and work experience with a focus on understanding the connection between trauma and mental illness as well as options for healing. I have worked in rural black and indigenous communities from Florida to Alaska. I have obtained specialized training in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, somatic experiencing, suicide prevention, and addictions.
My intake process consists of a thorough biopsychosocial-spiritual assessment in order to set the foundation for holistic care and identify clear treatment goals. The intake assessment offers insight and frequently acts as a guide to the various options and directions we can take to collaborate to reduce symptoms of distress. Indicators of progress include changes in your thinking, more positive feelings about the self in the present, action steps toward your desired goals, and more clarity about the direction of your life and purpose. Because each client is unique and I tailor treatment specific to your needs, practice activities outside of the session may be a component of our work together, but these should never be burdensome or add to stress in your life. I enjoy working with diverse clients who desire change, understand that change requires effort, and are willing to step outside of their comfort zone to have a fulfilling life.
I wonder how different your life might look if you decided to begin the journey towards liberation? What might change? Who might you become? My goal is to help you explore the endless possibilities that exist for your life in a safe space with a spiritually intuitive therapist to promote resiliency.