I have always had a passion for helping people. In my early career I was a nurse working in a private practice for over 14 years. I decided to go back to college and further my education in mental health counseling and clinical psychology.
I graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling. While in my graduate program I completed my internship in a residential substance abuse treatment center. After graduation I was employed at that same substance abuse treatment center. I continued with my educational in attending a doctoral program. I attended Walden University in Clinical Psychology with a specialty in Clinical Pharmacology.
I have been practicing in the field of mental health and substance abuse for over a decade. I specialize in working with individuals that are struggling with trauma, PTSD, mental health, fertility, codependency, unresolved anger issues and substance abuse.
I have certifications in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Veteran’s Behavioral Certification, Psychodrama, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Dr. Judith Beck, Marsha Linehan in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and several trainings in eating disorder workshops. I have trained at the Beck Institute with Dr Arron Beck and Dr Judith Beck. I have had the honor to role play with Dr Arron Beck and Dr Judith Beck. I am currently pursuing my certification at the Beck Institute in Philadephia to become a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.
I use a variety of therapeutic modalities, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, gestalt, psychoanalytic and dialectical behavioral therapy.
Wherever you are is where we will start in regards to therapy. My approach is a collaborative approach and together we will explore your life and find solutions so that you can start to feel better. In a positive, empathetic, warm and safe environment you will uncover areas in your life in which you have been holding on to or refusing to deal with. Your voice will finally be heard. You will be able to let go of issues that have been holding you back and learn coping skills to help you with your current life. Whether it is an unsatisfied relationship, problems within your family, your career, disappointments in life, low self-esteem, unresolved trauma, trust or confidence, we will work through them.
I am so glad that you have decided to make the big decision of going to therapy. I am excited that you have chosen me to help you work through some of life’s most difficult issues. I look forward to walking with you down your pathway of life.