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As a Licensed Associate Counselor, I am passionate about helping individuals work through a variety of different mental health concerns. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, stressors of daily life and adjustments, post-traumatic stress, grief and loss, co-occurring substance use, and sociocultural issues faced by marginalized communities. I consider myself to be eclectic in my therapeutic approach, as I believe that therapy is not a one size fits all solution. Each individual has unique stressors and challenges, and I prioritize utilizing techniques that feel helpful and beneficial for each person’s specific needs.
I follow a humanistic perspective in which I emphasize the therapeutic relationship we will build together and incorporate techniques from dialectical-behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It is important to me to help individuals develop resilience and skills that they can utilize outside of sessions and apply in future scenarios. My practice is rooted in becoming part of a support system for my clients where they feel safe and accepted as they become empowered with new skills to face life challenges.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Susquehanna University and my Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. While completing my master’s degree, I had the opportunity to apply my counseling skills as I completed my clinical internships at Urban Trauma Counseling and Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers. During these experiences, I worked with individuals of various ages in intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization groups as well as individual and couple sessions. As I gain further experience as an associate counselor, my goal is to continue to expand both my multicultural competence and my competence in treating various mental health conditions. I am also OutCare certified as culturally competent in the care of the LGBTQ+ community.