Hello, and welcome! I am a Licensed Master Social Worker providing counseling services under the direct supervision of Julia Spain, PLLC.
I earned my Master of Social Work (MSW) in 2017 from Arizona State University and have an undergraduate degree in history, also from ASU.
In addition to my work as a therapist, I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and have more than ten years of experience working with women and families in an outpatient hospital facility, a community health center, and in private practice. My work with pregnant and postpartum women inspired me to return to graduate school and become a therapist so that I could better meet the needs of my clients, especially those experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, role strain in relationships, birth trauma, chronic illness, or other stressors. My training in both social work and lactation provides me with a unique skill set and an opportunity to provide an expanded level of support to clients.
I utilize a strengths-based philosophy and incorporate a compassionate, holistic approach in my work with individuals, families, and teens, using eclectic therapeutic techniques and theories including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
In my personal life, I am married and have a beautiful, blended family that includes four children and two very cute dogs who get a lot of attention. I love the outdoors and taking advantage of opportunities to enjoy our beautiful Arizona weather. I also love to read and never grow tired of learning.
Please download and complete the necessary forms for your intake session. If you have questions, we will review them at your appointment. Thank you!