I am here to help foster hope on your journey, whether that is navigating current life stressors, anxiety, depression, a new diagnosis, trauma, grief, parenting tools, communication, relationship issues, or a host of other concerns. I am a client-centered counselor who believes a non-judgmental environment helps to set the stage for healing and empowerment. My goal is to create a respectful and enriching environment that can help you or your family increase insight, communication, or identify positive coping skills to meet life's challenges--ultimately bringing about the power to evolve and heal from life's trials and traumas.
The goal of my practice is to help restore balance, in your life, to a place of positive functioning. I offer therapy to individuals and, I have a Master of Science Degree (MS), I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Florida in good standing, and I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
I specialize in Individual Therapy, Grief/Loss, Trauma, Adjustment Disorders, Life Transitions, and I am an LGBTQ+ Ally. I am a member of the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health, Florida Counseling Association, Chi Sigma Iota, and the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH13799 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
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