“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.” – Brene Brown
Intern: Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Phoenix
Supervisor: Terri Roman, MC, LPC
Areas of Clinical Focus: Grief, depression, anxiety, life transitions, marriage and family challenges, self-esteem, faith crisis, and stress.
My experiences through life as a wife, mother, sister, and friend have confirmed to me what I have always intuitively known; that connectivity is the joy of life. Despite the joy which I have appreciated through these relationships, they have also been the source of pain and emotional growth through firsthand interaction with addiction, mental health challenges and grief.
This journey has led me to know that our mind and body are inexorably connected. Our mental health status creates a ripple effect which impacts our physical health, our professional lives, and our personal relationships. I have always felt fulfilled through helping others to feel accepted and understood. As a counselor, I feel listening to and acknowledging another’s human experience is one of the greatest services I can provide, and I feel privileged to be part of your journey and help you feel heard.
I am passionate about creating a place where you feel safe to be vulnerable and trust the collaborative process that will lead you to a more balanced, hopeful life. I believe this can be achieved by utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, which will empower you to combat negative cognitive distortions and help with your interpersonal relationships.
I work with adolescents, adults of all ages, couples, and families. I welcome all diverse backgrounds (cultural, religious, LGBTQ, etc.). Although my clients may present issues specific to them, you also bring unique strengths which you have yet to recognize. It is my greatest desire to help you on your journey to experience better mental health, positive change, and hope in your future story.