Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Licensed School Counselor
EMDRIA Certified Therapist
TRC Mayfield Village
My Focus Areas
Anxiety & Panic: Anxiety is a normal emotion we all experience from time to time. However, if you’re experiencing relentless worry, hyper-vigilance, tension, or any other version of the word stress, it may be negatively impacting your life. Together, we will utilize a variety of evidence-based techniques in order to help you engage mindfully with your world and develop skills to effectively manage stress, anxiety, and/or panic.
Trauma: Have you experienced something difficult that still feels charged when you replay the memory? No experience is too big or small. If you answered “yes,” you aren’t alone, and you may be feeling doubtful about the possibility for change. Together, we can use trauma-focused interventions and practices that help the brain heal by reorganizing information that becomes maladaptively stored or “stuck.” Examples of these are: EMDR, trauma-informed movement and breathwork, Brainspotting, and expressive arts.
Other areas I am passionate about include: Military personnel, military families, veterans, children and adolescents, identity exploration, self-esteem, body image work, and LGBTQ+ support.
I provide an affirming, trauma-focused environment. You are welcome here exactly as you are. We will explore and process your concerns in a collaborative, nonjudgmental, and gentle environment.
I operate from a person-centered orientation and strongly believe in customizing treatment to fit each individual’s needs. I understand that we are all unique and have different strengths, and I hope to learn more about your strengths in order to create a plan specifically for you. While we will work as a team, you are the expert; I will entrust you and your lived experience to guide us. My use of expressive arts, mindfulness, trauma-informed movement and breathwork, Brainspotting, EMDR, strengths-based interventions and more will assist you in accomplishing your goals and empower you to trust and believe in yourself.
Experience & Trainings
I have formal education in studio art, a bachelor of arts in psychology, and a master of arts with a dual specialization in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling. During my time in the mental health field, I have gained experience in schools, including school-based mental health, as well as outpatient and inpatient community mental health settings. Additionally, I have training in working with diverse populations, military personnel, veterans, and military families. I also have advanced training in trauma-focused approaches, such as EMDR, Brainspotting, meditation, breathwork, and yoga-based somatic movement. My passion is expressive arts, and I am currently working to become a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist. Examples of expressive arts practices/media are: breathwork, movement, drawing, painting, writing, collage, music, meditation, photography, and many more.
Nature and the outdoors help me find peace, along with some of the same activities that we may explore together. Some of my favorites are yoga, breathwork, meditation, and anything creative - from painting to drawing to baking. I am a lifelong learner and can frequently be found with a book in hand. One of my favorite places to read is on vacation. I love traveling and hope to see as much of the world as possible, trying as many foods as I can along the way. At home, I have a very spoiled, retired-racing greyhound and 2 cats, who are glued to my side as often as they can be.
I look forward to working with you!