I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Point Loma Nazarene University, and Master’s degree in Social Work from the Indiana University School of Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor.
I think of therapy as a building block for healing and personal growth, and see it as a collaboration between therapist and client. Brene Brown states it best, “We don’t have to do it all alone. We were never meant to”. I hope to provide opportunities for clients to share their stories in an environment that is safe and non-judgmental so that the healing and growth process can begin. I work closely with each person in forming and reaching their own goals.
I was raised overseas due to my family's occupation, which provided me with rich cultural experiences. I am considered to be a "third cultured kid", and have used this experience in helping others with challenges of adjusting to new environments and cultures. My work experience includes working with individuals and families that are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, substance abuse, social skills, family of origin conflicts, grief and loss, self-esteem and body image issues, and relationship challenges. I welcome adolescents ages 11 and older, adults, couples and families.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Anderson University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have extensive experience working with individuals, families, and groups in a variety of settings, including children, adolescents and adults.
I am committed to providing quality care to each individual client and take a collaborative, client-centered approach in doing so. I believe in the ability for individuals and families to find healing through their story and relief from mental anguish or emotional pain. I believe therapy provides a unique pathway for individuals and families to begin to explore their emotions, common patterns, influence of past experiences, and therapeutic goals for reaching a desired outcome. I am privileged to be a part of this process and look forward to meeting my client’s goals.
I work with individuals, couples and families in the following areas: depression, anxiety, trauma, social skills, adjustment concerns, ADHD, anger management, self-esteem, post-partum depression, personal growth and relationship issues. I see adults and children from the age of 8 years and older.
LCSW, CYT 200hr
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with six years of practice experience. Both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees were earned at the Indiana University School of Social Work, where I currently am working on obtaining my PhD. My practice experience has allowed me to work with those struggling in the child welfare system, adolescent age groups, ADHD, anxiety, depression, family conflict, self-esteem, and trauma. I am comfortable in using a variety of treatment modalities to address whatever need a client may present with.
My continued schooling and research in clinical social work is focused on complex interpersonal trauma specifically, and the use of yoga as a healing intervention. I am also a certified yoga teacher (200hr) and believe yoga offers healing properties that can be useful in a therapy setting. I understand this treatment integration is not preferred for everyone, but I am happy to explore the benefits of yoga for those interested.
I believe building a trusting client-therapist relationship is a foundational part of healing. To achieve this, I ensure treatment and healing is client-centered, allowing me to meet the client where they are at in their healing process. I am most comfortable collaborating with adult individuals, adolescents (age 13+), couples, families.
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