I am a Florida native and grew up in the Central Florida area. My interest in mental health started early on in my life when I was in high school and struggled with my own symptoms of anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem (surprise it was actually ADHD). I was fortunate enough to seek out a mental health counselor and soon learned about the amazing benefits of therapy! During my senior year, I took an AP Psychology class that further deepened my passion for psychology and mental health. I went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and then obtained a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. After two years of post-graduate clinical work and supervision, I became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I also hold a Certification in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C). Assisting individuals and families through fertility challenges, pregnancy, postpartum and adjustment to parenthood has become an additional area of speciality in my practice. I am excited to also offer multiple coaching services through my coaching and consulting practice as well!
I have worked in the mental health and counseling profession for 18 years. I have had the honor to help individuals of all ages in multiple treatment settings including, community counseling, therapeutic schools, day treatment programs, adolescent and adult residential facilities, and psychiatric clinics. In 2011, I decided to open my own private practice and have since become well established in the Central Florida community. I am grateful to be a trusted referral for many providers in the area and value promoting mental health awareness. Offering Telehealth Therapy allows me to serve clients throughout the entire state of Florida and has added convenience and increased access to my services. I have completed extensive training and certification in providing mental health counseling through Telehealth. My goal is to reduce the barriers to mental health treatment as much as possible.
I bring that Neuro-Spicy energy! I am an interactive, strength-focused, authentic therapist and coach. My therapeutic approach has a strong foundation in cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness training. I use authenticity and the power of human connection to help my clients feel comfortable. My goal is to provide practical feedback and individualized interventions to help my clients effectively address both personal life challenges and mental health symptoms that are holding them back from living a more fulfilling life. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual. With compassion and understanding, I work with clients to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. It is truly a privilege to walk alongside my clients and watch their motivation and self-awareness develop as we work together to help them achieve a more meaningful and joyful life.
Personally, I am a self-care enthusiast, enjoy photography, staying active, being outdoors and spending time with my husband and two daughters. I absolutely love my job and look forward to working with you!