I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I grew up as a Military child moving frequently throughout my childhood, and as an adult, I landed in Virginia, where I now call home. I completed both my B.S. in Psychology and Sociology and my Master’s Degree in Counseling at Virginia Tech. I have a depth of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults across multiple domains with a range of needs.
I firmly believe an atmosphere of warmth and authenticity helps lead to a constructive, yet positive growth outcome for all individuals. Using an approach geared to address a person’s individual needs, I meet an individual where they are at and help the individual progress towards positive life change.
Children: My passion is working with children. I use play therapy to allow a child optimum expression of their thoughts and feelings in order to confront challenges associated with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and trauma. In addition, I believe it is important to incorporate parents into this process. I work alongside parents using a Family Systems approach to help parents feel more confident and capable in supporting and responding to their child’s mental health needs.
Adolescents: I work with teens who have difficulties appropriately expressing their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors resulting in issues arising within the school, home, or other settings. Common issues I work with include anxiety, depression, self-harm, and trauma. I help empower teens to address problems they face, find resolutions that adequately fits their needs, and build necessary skills to manage changes as they transition into young adulthood.
Adults: I also work with adults to help them address challenges, which include, but are not limited to, life transitions, parenting stress, anxiety, relationship stress, and depression.