I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have been working with individuals, families, teens and children in a variety of mental health settings over the last 7 years. I have always known I wanted to go into the mental health field, mainly because I love helping others in any capacity that I can. I started my career working at an residential mental health facility that handled a spectrum of different problems. As a hands on mental health technician, I worked one on one with critical patients, and later as a life management counselor, I led small groups on depression, stress management, familial stress, career development and addiction. After that, I work in a inpatient and outpatient facility, for adults, children and teens with eating disorders, addictions, and depression. I have worked with all different types of clients, from those with grief and marital discord, to others coping with PTSD or trauma. Most recently, I have worked in a school setting, collaborating with families of specials needs children, with disabilities such as Autism and chronic health issues. Additionally, I specialize in working with children and adults with chronic illnesses that may make it impossible for them to seek counseling elsewhere.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and Master of Arts (M.A.) in Mental Health Counseling also from the University of Central Florida. I am a Certified School Counselor in the State of Florida, and hold credentials that allow me to work in an educational setting as well as mental health setting. I work from a cognitive behavioral standpoint, but also use Solution Focused therapy whenever possible, to help you achieve your goals as quickly as possible. Helping you feel better is my main goal in treatment. I utilize compassion and understanding to help my clients feel comfortable, and appreciate that personal growth can happen in many different ways.
I look forward to working with you on your journey.
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
- Compassion fatigue
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
LMHC #14677 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
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