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.