I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is extremely passionate about promoting growth and transformation in the lives of my clients. I have extensive experience working with clients who experience anxiety, depression, and trauma, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Conduct Disorder, as well as extensive experience providing support and guidance to parents.
I have provided therapeutic services in a variety of settings including outpatient, and residential facilities, schools, and in families’ homes. I enjoy using creative arts in my work with clients and am currently working on my Sand Tray Play Therapy Certificate. I have found this to be an extremely helpful modality for both children and adults to express themselves in a safe manner through the use of projective play. Other treatment modalities that I use to best serve my clients include play therapy, psychodynamic therapy, family therapy, and mindfulness, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strength-Based Therapy.
Providing culturally sensitive services to the families I serve is of paramount importance to me. As a biracial woman (although I appear white), I am keenly aware of how important it is for social workers to advocate for social justice, and implement change to social policies that perpetuate institutional racism and discrimination. I intentionally create space in therapy for clients to process their racial experience and issues related to racial identity.
I believe that in order for therapy to be successful, the relationship between us must be strong and built on trust; it is my responsibility to create a safe and supportive space for you to process and share your story. I take a collaborative approach and create a personalized plan to assist you with reaching the goals that you want to achieve.
Getting to know me: In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach, taking my dog on long walks, reading, spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and traveling. I also believe in being a life-long learner; I am currently taking lessons through Rosetta Stone in order to achieve my goal of becoming fluent in speaking Spanish.
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