I help teens turn to their caregivers for support rather than unhealthy or dangerous outlets. We work together to develop a deeper and more authentic family connection.
I do my best work with teenagers struggling with suicidal ideation, trauma, anxiety, depression, and risk-taking behaviors.
I hold a Masters of Family Therapy from Drexel University that has prepared me to best support families to recognize the strengths each individual brings to the table, break negative cycles of communicating, and work together to promote a sense of trust and security.
My work history in a teen girls residential treatment program has provided me with extensive experience and competency working with teens who have exhibit high risk behaviors and ensuring that parents have the tools and knowledge to keep them safe.
I have training in the Attachment Based Family Therapy model, an empirically supported model, which specifically works with depressed and suicidal teens and their families. This model is centered in attachment and family systems research. It seeks to improve and strengthen family relationships through a meaningful, emotion-focused approach that supports the healing and recovery of teenagers suffering from depression and suicidal ideation.
I am passionate about supporting BIPOC teens on their journey to wellness as they navigate the traumatic effects of systemic racism and oppression.
I also enjoy supporting families with separated or divorced caregivers to create a secure alliance as they work to promote stability and trust in both home settings.
I am committed to helping teenagers develop a sense of agency in their lives, better understanding of their emotions, and courage to work through past trauma. I work to help caregivers feel confident and equipped to support their teen through their unique challenges with both practical tools and experiential learning.