I am originally from Detroit, MI but spent the past 8 years in Charleston, SC where I worked for five years in community mental health. I have two children and enjoy spending time with them, my husband and our Pug and Bulldog. We love to be outdoors and always doing something active.
I have eight years of experience as a therapist. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Tri-State University in Indiana in 2007 and went on to earn my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2010. I worked for three years with clients dually diagnosed with substance abuse/dependence and mental health disorders and provided group and individual therapy. I worked for five years in community mental health with clients with a wide range of diagnoses providing individual, group and family therapy.
I have a special interest and training in trauma treatment and have facilitated a PTSD psychoeducation/therapy group as well as providing individual therapy for the same. I also enjoy working with anxiety and depressive disorders and helping people to find their voice and be assertive.
I consider my style laid back and relaxed and feel that humor can be a useful tool in the therapy setting. I approach therapy from a person centered perspective meaning that I believe that my clients have the tools and resources necessary to grow and I can assist them with developing and enhancing that growth. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to help clients apply what they learn in session in the “real world”.
I am very excited to be in Louisiana and look forward to continuing to help, support, understand and advocate for my clients.