I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Trauma Conscious Yoga Method Teacher and a graduate of Arizona State University and Argosy University. Using my undergraduate degree in Justice Studies and my master's degree in mental health counseling, I have worked with a wide range of clients, including under-served populations, clients with severe chemical addictions, teens in residential treatment centers and court ordered clients. I treat a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues and career challenges. I also work with minority populations including people of color and those that identify as part of the LGBTQ community, addressing system challenges in society that can create unique and often challenging situations for many in these marginalized groups.
Loss of jobs, relationships, chemical addiction, life transitions, trauma and abuse and the every day activities of life come with navigating not only our day to day decisions but also the emotions that come along with that, which at some points in our lives can become overwhelming. We start to feel like nothing can get better, and began to self destruct or stay stuck, out of fear of the unknown or poor habits.
My goal is to best assist and support people in living authentic, balanced lives; navigating increased self-awareness in social systems, past experiences, core beliefs and thoughts and their influence on our daily emotional states, behaviors and actions. I want to help you identify new strategies to take charge of your life in healthy, balanced ways. Using solution focused, cognitive and somatic strategies, my goal is to blend traditional clinical practices with "non-traditional" holistic and healing practices, as I believe both play an integral role to living healthy balanced lives. I like to explore not only the clinical strategies of treatment but also holistic approaches exploring the mind-body connection and the ways to increase awareness to help you feel better and live an authentic life. I look forward to working with you!