There’s a huge gift that comes with feeling healthier than you’ve ever felt.... it’s called empowerment. I specialize in assisting female adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety and depression stemming from life transitions such as career changes/work stress, familial, social & romantic relationship issues, women issues, postpartum depression and situational life stressors. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, I focus on providing the best treatment from a non-pharmacological perspective to improve their mental health.
I am passionate about helping my clients foster self-awareness and gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in both individual and group settings and offer a supportive and collaborative approach that allows my clients to feel at ease immediately. As we address the complexities of these issues, I incorporate a strength-based and spiritual approach to set the foundation for life success. This provides my clients with the tools needed to progress toward goals, even when they are not in the office!
I enjoy providing therapeutic services to adolescents and young adults struggling with academics/education, anxiety, communication skills, depression, family changes, life transitions and self-esteem.
I have worked with a wide variety of clients in substance abuse treatment centers, non-profit, inpatient hospitals, colleges and residential treatment settings.
I utilize various therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic therapy and mindfulness strategies to nurture client growth.
My goal is to provide a warm, empathetic and nonjudgmental relationship where clients can heal, learn, evolve and achieve personal goals. I help clients move away from irrational beliefs, thoughts, and actions toward healthy, conscious and deliberate choices.
Transformation starts here!
As a counselor, I offer a confidential and supportive relationship for seeking healing and change. When working with a client, my goal is to listen deeply and co-create opportunities for processing, healing, and integration. I specialize in working with trauma, complex trauma, chronic pain, chronic illness and depression. I aim to empower and encourage clients to tap into their intellect, emotions, bodily sensations, sense of humor, relationships, creativity, culture, and history in ways that are meaningful for them.
If you have been struggling with feelings of disconnection, irritability, or chronic depression please know that there are well-researched therapies for processing past experiences and for feeling connected and alive in the present. In therapy, you will have the safety and structure to rewire the beliefs, emotions, and bodily sensations that are tied up with invalidating or traumatic memories, to grieve the losses you have sustained, and to reconnect with your creativity and vitality. If you are living with a chronic illness, therapy can be a space for your unique experience to be witnessed and validated as well as a space for problem-solving, emotional support, and relaxation.
I use a number of approaches in therapy, including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and somatic psychotherapy. I work with ages 12+.
I believe that each individual comes with a different story and that it takes time and patience to understand and help them in the best way possible. I assist my clients by incorporating techniques that will best suit their needs. My goal is to ensure, whether short or long-term, each client gets the most out of every session by taking away information needed to help them throughout their lifetime.
I am currently earning my Bachelor of Arts from Norfolk State University in Psychology, which I plan to graduate in December 2021. Once graduated, I plan to continue my education in receiving my Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. I am skilled in working with teens, young adults, and adults. I have worked with people dealing with anxiety, PTSD, depression, and ADHD.
More people are stepping up to be an advocates of mental health, and others are opening up about their experience with their mental health. I desire to help people work through those difficult moments and become the best version of themselves they can be.
We are currently only offering Telehealth services, during the current circumstances.