WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST
Helping others has always been a passion of mine. Supporting clients as they discover the power they have within themselves has been one of my greatest joys as a therapist. It’s an honor to hear a client’s story and work with them to find inner peace, confidence in themselves, and a sense of balance in the world. When I work with clients, I help them learn how to take a second to breathe, slow down, and form a genuine connection, allowing them to feel seen, heard, and accepted for who they are.
I BECAME A THERAPIST TO HELP OTHERS FIND THEIR LIGHT AMONG WHAT MAY FEEL LIKE DARK TIMES.
I view therapy as an ongoing conversation between client and therapist, and I believe it’s important for the process to be collaborative and authentic. I believe that you are the expert of your own life and my role is to offer additional support along the way.
When we work together, I will help create a safe space and provide unconditional positive regard to help you find the freedom to fully explore yourself and your experiences. Throughout the process, I will encourage to maintain your independence while helping you build the tools to strengthen your resiliency and increase your self-esteem.
When I work with clients, I incorporate THREE THINGS to create positive change:
positive regard | empathy | perspective
WHO I WORK WITH
My area of expertise is helping people who are facing major life transitions such as a Quarter Life Crisis, adjusting to or graduating from college, or other significant life changes.
WHAT POSITIVE EFFECTS CAN RESULT FROM THERAPY?
A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- I completed my graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Malone University, where I was recognized as a member of the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling and Professional Honor Society.
- I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and in Ohio.
- I have training in using applied neuroscience to treat anxiety, panic, and worry.
- I am a Certified Anxiety-Informed Professional.
- I have completed a 27.5 hour Living Brave course by Dr. Brené Brown focusing on Vulnerability, Courage, Shame, and Empathy.
- I have an interest in the mind-body connection, as well as performance-related or creative challenges.
I believe in a holistic foundation to counseling while utilizing evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy and strengths-based, solution-focused and humanistic approaches.
Loves traveling & exploring new places
Likes to hike