During this therapeutic journey, we will begin by building a strong, supportive rapport. I understand that nothing is more important than feeling heard and understood. Utilizing the above modalities, together we will take a collaborative approach to guide you to a place of healing and recovery.
Working with adults of all ages, and families, my area of expertise includes eating disorders or body image concerns, trauma, anxiety, depression, and women’s issues. Additionally, I have special qualifications to work with substance use disorders and have assisted clients through the recovery process on a variety of levels (inpatient to outpatient).
I am here to meet you wherever you are in your life journey and support you in being the best version of yourself; while this process can be scary to first ask for help, the journey is worth it in the end. I will be here to guide you every step of the way and I hope you reach out soon.
MA - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Florida Gulf Coast University
Mental health has been a difficult journey of my own. When I found myself disabled from a professional dance career and therefore depressed, I came across Dance Movement Therapy. I thought this would be a great way to incorporate what I love with something I am passionate about. I have since become a Licensed Counselor, but also have plans to become a Certified Dance Movement Therapist at some point in the near future.
I love learning and usually am watching some sort of documentary or listening to a podcast. I also can be found reading several books at one time (thanks neurodivergence!). I love to get in a good hike and be out in nature or on the water. I can often be found taking time with family and friends or enjoying the little things in life.
I love to recharge by being alone, or with my pup, Nicco. I will take a long walk or hike with him, or just cuddle him on the couch. I also like to take time for quiet reflection, use music to decompress or hit a gym class. Yoga provides me with a connection to self and spirituality, and is also a great way that I recharge!
Nicco is my Australian Cattle Dog/German Shepherd mix that I adopted about 4 years ago. He was going to be an animal-assisted therapy dog, however, he has his own anxiety and PTSD that later surfaced once I brought him home. You will often find him sleeping on the couch behind me while we have virtual sessions!
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