While my specialty has always been trauma therapy for teenagers, it was shortly after my youngest brother committed suicide I decided to forever include Veterans and prior military when considering new patients. With 2 Veterans in my family, my personal experiences help me better understand the psyche of those who have lived in a controlled environment, experienced personal trauma, or who have been in active combat. While I have experience using Talk Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and also Art Therapy, I know every situation is unique and I am ready to explore the many therapies available until we find what works for you.
I originally specialized in therapies for kids and teens diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which includes the whole spectrum from Non-verbal to High Functioning. Though it doesn't matter if you are a parent seeking therapy for an Autistic child or teen, or an emotionally wounded veteran, I am ready to guide you to your solution.
My desire to help people through their traumatic experiences or difficult emotions is both genuine and true. My dedication as a Therapist should never be taken lightly. My developed organic approach to the therapeutic processes require participation and consistency to Improve complete mental health.
My ideal client is someone who wants to be a better version of themselves. Someone who is motivated to learn how to deal with their problems and is receptive to positive change. I have always loved working with children and seeing positive changes in their behaviors and being able to witness personal growth and improved family relationships. I have a strong passion for this field and being able to help anyone overcome difficulties in their mental health is an honor. I have a strong passion to help others realize their potential and understand that change, while difficult, can be beautiful and liberating. Please reach out so that we can identify a plan to best suit your needs to reach your mental health goals.
I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. My passion has always been to root for the underdog, stand up for people who cannot stand up for themselves, and be a guiding force for those who have been in traumatic situations. I feel passionate about helping trauma victims because I was once a victim of trauma myself. Because of this experience, I want to help others get through to the other side of the pain. I have worked with various populations in different positions including Guardian Ad Litem, Targeted Case Manager, Counselor II, PSR Therapist, and currently work as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I am straightforward and direct in my therapeutic approach which consist of Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness approach. I also specializes in various group therapies from Women Empowerment, Anger Management, Parenting, Trauma, and Couple's groups. I am also certified as a Master Life Coach. This includes professional life coaching, Happiness life coaching, Life Purpose life coaching and Goal success life coaching. A therapist is a very personal decision and one where you should feel safe and comfortable to open up, I will provide those things for you.
I began my career in Early Childhood Education. After becoming a foster and adoptive parent, the drive and focus of my career became social work. For the last 14 years, I have worked with the mental health population in Central Florida. I am very client centered, resourceful and love assisting others in reaching their goals and improving their lives.
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