Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Prolonged Exposure, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My background includes serving as a director for various residential programs, functioning as a consultant for clinical programming, performing managed-care utilization reviews, and years providing psychotherapy to those seeking healing in outpatient agencies, inpatient settings, shelters, within schools, and group homes. Some of the techniques I've used from my training include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Narrative Therapy. With over nineteen years of practice in the field of mental health and substance use treatment, I draw from my experience and clinical training to create a safe and collaborative space for supportive guidance, healing, and transformation.
BA - Sociology and Pre-Medical Studies, Northwestern University
MS - Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
I wanted to help people through their healing journey.
Traveling when able to do so, trekking through nature, laughing with family and friends, swimming, and taking photos and videos of beautiful nature-scapes.
Praying, mediating, and talking and texting with my loved ones.
Both Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Hobbit take me back to childhood when I would escape through fantastic tales of quirky and fairytale-like adventures.
As of late, setting boundaries I wouldn't previously set, retreating for a while, watching some fantastical documentary about nature, travel, anthropology, or cultures, making an impact in communities, and giving myself a pedicure.
Yes. I have a pet - a Pit Bull! Born and raised in the inner city as a young girl trying to get back and forth between home, work, and school, I found myself walking through neighborhoods full of stray and loose dogs; and chased by some of the scariest stray dogs on earth. Chased up trees, into garbage cans, and atop cars, I developed an incredibly deep fear of dogs. This fear spanned over two decades until 2019 when I was introduced to an adorable Pit Bull puppy who wanted a home. Three and a half years later, our Pit Bull has become a member of our family, protecting us, and loving us…and that fear of dogs I once had…completely vanished! Talk about serious systematic desensitization!
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