The path to emotional healing often begins with feeling heard.

Trauma, shame, guilt, fear…at some point in life, these experience may have impacted us all in many ways.

Maybe we experienced a traumatic event that left us silenced and fearful. Maybe we were raised to not believe our thoughts and feelings mattered, and were not validated when we needed it the most. Maybe we felt guilt and shame due to having needs, and it left us in an endless cycle of people pleasing and not living for ourselves.  Maybe oppressive systems set in place against many of us continues to make life feel as if we can never get ahead due to consistent injustice, unfairness and silencing.

Or perhaps, we feel depressed without understanding why, anxious on what the future holds, difficulty coping with big life transitions, and trapped in the trauma of the past that seems to come up in our memories in moments where we just crave peace.

These examples, as well as so many other things going on in our lives, impact us greatly and make it easy to feel consistently triggered, hopeless, isolated, lonely, and just plain tired.

If any of the issues above resonated with you, you are not alone. Your voice is worth being heard.

The good news is, help is available and your voice is not only valued, but also desired to be heard.  Asking for help, having the space to speak unapologetically about what is going on inside, and facing those things that have made emotional healing so difficult are huge, significant and empowering steps you can take to finally achieve the hope and healing you desire.  The more support you gain, the better equipped you will be to take on bigger challenges and achieve desired results. As a therapist,I strive to listen, learn, validate in order to help identify your desired needs to heal and transform into who you want to be in life.


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I look forward to helping you make the first step toward your well being.


The Benefits of Therapy

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Psychotherapy can be an effective tool in providing you with the necessary support and guidance to overcome the challenges you face. By seeking therapy, you are taking responsibility and action to change what no longer works in your life. Many studies have shown throughout the years that psychotherapy is an effective form of treating and managing mental illnesses and other emotional disorders.

As an experienced licensed clinical social worker, it is my honor to assist you in exploring your core issues and move toward a healthy, fulfilling life. I utilize a variety of approaches including Biopsychosocial, Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral, Existential/Humanistic, Gestalt, Multicultural, Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, and Psychoeducational. I will work with you to create a treatment plan that is customized to meet your unique circumstances.

As a therapist, my approach will depend on your needs and personal goals. Additionally, I fully believe that personal empowerment comes along with understanding your hurts and needs. I strive to listen, learn, validate in order to help identify your desired needs to heal and transform into who you want to be in life.