From a young age I always knew I wanted to help others. In college, I met a friend through work who shared with me her experience in the foster care system. She told me that she never experienced someone who encouraged her or told her that her dreams were possible, until she met a therapist she had when beginning high school. When my friend and I met, she told me I reminded her of this therapist because I made people feel safe and comfortable to be who they really are. Hearing that made me feel grateful that I could help someone feel comfortable in their skin. From that moment, I began to research how to change my collegiate track to something that would allow me the opportunity to continue do this.
Our first session would be an opportunity for us to get to know one another in a non judgmental, and safe environment. I believe that building genuine rapport through meaningful conversation is key to having success in therapy. I will be sure to provide a welcoming space to begin this process.
Through my work experience I have found that mental health does not discriminate. All of us as humans, will at some point in our lives deal with mental health struggles. I have learned that therapy is such a necessary and impactful tool to help people accept themselves and understand that seeking help should not be stigmatized but in fact viewed as a strength. So many people have been conditioned to think that having and expressing emotions is a sign of weakness, when in reality emotions are something that we all feel every single day. I have learned that the more we embrace vulnerability, the more at peace we become.
Sexuality Based Issues
Borderline Personality Disorder
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
FL, LCSW, SW18395
MSW, Master of Social Work, Florida International University
I have been the lead therapist at an adult crisis stabilization unit for the past several years. My work experience is pretty eclectic due to the background I began practicing in. I have worked in the mental health realm since 2017 providing care to those who are dealing with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, low self esteem, relationship stress, and more. I have experience in providing individual, group, and family/couples therapy.
Remote Therapy, Jacksonville, FL