I have always wanted to be that person to help empower others to find solutions to their problems. I decided to become a therapist after receiving help myself at a young age and feeling supported and not judged for getting help. This had a profound impact on my sense of self-esteem and I gravitated to this profession naturally. Psychology has always fascinated me and I enjoy working with clients who are self-motivated to figure things out. I look at the therapeutic relationship as something sacred and feel honored to work with my clients and help them.
I will meet you wherever you are and we will work together to reach your goals. Therapy is a process and we will get to know each other and build trust over time. I am patient and compassionate however I will call you out on your behaviors in a supportive way when I need to. I look forward to walking through this journey together.
I believe there is no one size fits all approach to therapy and treat each client as an individual. I tend to utilize a strengths perspective to help clients see their true abilities and help them build upon this foundation.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Body image issues
Due to continued exposure to images of “normal” or “desired” body types, people can develop a range of positive or negative emotions about their appearance causing anxiety, depression, or eating disorders.
Distressing or complicated relationship with food that can lead to isolation, fear, and death. Could manifest as eating too much or too little and generally stems from someone’s complicated relationships with food or their body.
Alcohol addiction & abuse
Alcohol addiction & abuse
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Regular involvement with a substance or activity in a compulsive, hard to control way that often has harmful consequences. Often refers to substance use, but can include compulsive behaviors such as sex, gambling, or shopping.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Qualified Supervisor for interns and students-Barry University
FL, LCSW, SW7534
Master of Social Work-Social Work-Barry University
Bachelor of Arts-Social Psychology-Florida Atlantic University
I have been working in the mental health field for over 25 years and have a variety of experience. I am a licensed clinical social worker and help clients with challenges of depression, anxiety, stress management and family relationships. I specialize in treating eating disorders and body image issues. I also have experience working with grief and loss and chronic illness.
Serving all of Florida , 33414, FL