Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I feel passionate about meeting you where you are, understanding your needs, and working together to achieve your goals.
Using strength-based and culturally sensitive approaches, I strive to support you through whatever challenges you may be facing. My aim for each session is to help you engage in the healing process through guided introspection, reflection, and positive affirmation. I consider it an honor to be invited alongside you on your sacred journey, as we work on helping you understand and navigate your past, focus on your present, and imagine and co-labor in the creation of a new future.
My practice of therapy is guided by the belief that your past doesn't have to define you. No matter what happens, we will work towards gaining resilience, gathering strength, and learning new skills in order to work towards reconciliation and overall improvement of your quality of life.
MS - Counseling, Georgia State University
Outside of work, I like to garden, keep bees, and spend time with my family and friends. I live an active lifestyle by co-leading outdoor events, organizing game nights, and going to concerts.
I get a lot of joy and peace from listening to music during my day. I find music inspiring and life-giving, and I look forward to discovering the next moving song or the next amazing artist.
I love reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar to the children in my life. I have read the story many times, however, each time, it's a good reminder that we need to constantly grow, have curiosity to try new things, and trust the process that total transformation is possible.
I have a really cute Japanese Spaniel named Jazz. She brings so much laughter and fun into our family! Whenever we have a visitor, she runs around performing a "welcome to our home" doggie dance/routine that seems to be unique to each family member or friend by waving her beautiful tail and barking in a short sequence.
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