Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern
If you are looking for a therapist who cares and makes the effort. If you wish to be seen and heard and valued. If you feel overwhelmed with what your world looks like or what your child’s world looks like, you have come to the right place. I chose this profession out of a genuine desire to help. I have a big heart and the drive to make a difference. By taking the first step in this journey, you are opening up many paths. Paths that will lead you to a life worth living.
I use evidence based interventions to create a safe therapeutic environment that is conducive to healing. An eclectic blend of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Play Therapy are the treatments I rely on to help clients reach their goals. I also teach guided relaxation and breathing techniques and art therapy when needed. I believe that clients have the answers to their own problems and it being a process to get them to the surface, recognized and acted on. I also believe in the beauty of challenging and replacing irrational thoughts, beliefs and attitudes. Our thoughts create our reality.
Graduated in 2000 from the University of Tennessee with my masters degree in Mental Health Counseling. I have years of experience across a variety of treatment settings including; inpatient psychiatric, community mental health, community based agencies and private practice. I have served all age groups through individual therapy and play therapy.
My specialty is in trauma therapy, anxiety and adjustment related concerns. I have worked with the courts in providing expert testimony and also in advocating for my clients. I have also taught at workshops and seminars in regards to sexual assault/abuse treatment and early detection. I have sat on the Board for Child Abuse Prevention. And I look forward to becoming more involved in Pinellas County on such issues