About My Clients
I provide a unique form of counseling and mentorship for teens and young adults who are navigating the challenges and complexities that come with this developmental life stage. I use evidence-based research approaches combined with mindfulness-based interventions in my clinical style. By utilizing various settings from my private practice office to parks, hiking trails, and places in the community, I bring a unique method to my approach that integrates the role of counselor, coach, and mentor.
My Background and Approach
I have been working with tweens, teens, and young adults professionally in various settings including the juvenile detention center as a support group leader, out in the community in parks, client's homes, cafes, and libraries as a professional mentor, at domestic violence shelters, in my private practice, and numerous mental health clinics. In addition, I have led both domestic violence survivor and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) groups. In my clinical approach, my work with clients is collaborative and relational in nature. Together, we identify growth-inhibiting thoughts, habits, and behaviors that no longer serve you, understand the root of these patterns, and learn and apply new tools and behaviors that facilitate growth and life-affirming changes. By learning to form a healthy relationship with yourself first, you are planting seeds to create positive and sustainable relationships with your loved ones, the greater community, and the environment.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My life's passion is in assisting young individuals who are faced with the challenges of growing up and navigating life's complexities. In my view, the life stages of adolescence and young adulthood can be a great opportunity for self-discovery, empowerment, and learning how to live out one's innate potential.