Areas of Focus:
• Adults and adolescents
• Relational and attachment challenges
• Chronic pain and illness
• Life transitions
Approach & Style:
• B.S. in Business from Union Institute, Ohio
• M.S.W. from the University of Massachusetts (in progress)
Social Work Intern
I specialize in working with teens and adults struggling with life transitions, losses, depression, anxiety, trauma, parent/child relational counseling, post-separation support, and parallel parenting counseling.
It is a joy working with adults and teens through life challenges by assisting them in the therapeutic process. Supporting clients amidst the tensions of the teen years, transitions within relationships, or through the strain of loss by providing support and empathy.
My style is kind, gentle, and relational. I seek to assist you in your growth as you develop new ways to manage life’s challenges. I will help with guiding a solution-focused process while aiding with self-efficacy. I find it important to support the body in staying calm while learning new ways to manage day-to-day life stressors effectively. I believe in the potential of the mind, body, and spirit connection, integrating all three when working together. I also bring a Christian faith-based approach if this is desired.
I am interested and have specialized training in trauma, introspective awareness for children, grief support for pregnancy and infant loss, parenting coordination, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). As a foster parent, I developed a profound interest in attachment theory and compassion for children with insecure or disrupted attachments. Thoughtfully providing a safe container for growth and development while fostering a protected place for the client to thrive is the goal of the work together.