Beyond anything else, I love human interaction. Each person has a complex human experience that is compound due to the structures that impact our everyday life. I believe that growth and change begins to take place when we explore new perceptions and challenge our current state of thinking. My first step is to meet individuals where they are. My counseling is genuine, passionate and empowerment based. I am drawn to troubled youth and young adults. Through personal experiences and education, I have helped many young teens navigate and cope with the stressors of life through difficulties that included substance abuse, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, gang affiliation, criminal deviance, and school related issues. My overall approach to treatment is mainly cognitive and solution focused therapy.