“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”
– Brené Brown
My primary goal as a counselor is to foster a therapeutic relationship with honesty and trust. I hope to join you in this journey of self-care, vulnerability, exploration, and growth.
Approach to Therapy:
I practice from a strengths-based approach, focusing on your strengths and positive attributes, rather than a diagnosis. I incorporate components of cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing to help clients develop and strengthen the skills to start feeling better now, while also working toward goal attainment. I also incorporate aspects of acceptance and commitment therapy, implementing mindfulness and acceptance approaches to help you live in alignment with your values. I am flexible and integrative in my approach to therapy, as I want to provide treatment in a way that aligns with your culture, preferences, and goals.
I am LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and disability affirmative. I believe in celebrating and being proud of your unique identity!
I have 5 years of experience providing home- and community-based services to neurodivergent individuals and individuals with neurological trauma, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), concussions, and spinal cord injuries. I have worked with adults across the lifespan from diverse backgrounds. I have counseled individuals through grief and loss, medical trauma, adjustment to disability and other life stressors. I have worked with individuals living with personality disorders, mood disorders, addiction, and caregivers facing burnout.
My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from La Roche University and a Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. I am working toward my Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling.
- Life transitions
- Chronic pain
- Neurodivergence and TBI
- Cultural identity
- Substance abuse
- Career and educational issues
- Gender and sexuality
- Grief and loss
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