Hello, glad you are here! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Owner of Theraworks.
Therapist in Mount Pleasant, SC
Learning self-compassion and building one’s self-worth; helps enhance our mental health in many different facets. Working mostly with teens and young adults, self-esteem is a core presenting issue for my clients who are expericing physical changes and evolving identity formation.
Most of my clients are 15 to 25. I have worked with people on the challenges of adolescence through individual and family based work. Most of my family therapy work is with adoptive families trying to form healthy attachments, close bonds, and better relationships. I enjoy working with teens to empower their independence and capabilities while learning to utilize their support systems with healthy boundaries.
Most of my therapeutic experience has been helping people heal from trauma, abuse, and grief. I worked with a foster care agency for many years and continue to work with people who have experienced trauma in my own practice. I have extensive training in trauma works from modalities such as MAP therapy, TF-CBT, and Internal Family Systems.
The therapeutic relationship is the most significant agent of change in therapy. This is the foundation of my work. Meeting my clients where they are is incorporated into all other interventions I utilize.
This is the area of mental health I have worked in the most. I have then pursued training from various perspectives to remain up to date on the best practices of trauma-based care.
Our mental health is directly impacted by our environment and lifestyle. I have a certified nutritionist and fitness instructor. I use that knowledge to help clients find a healthy lifestyle that works for them. I also emphasize helping people find a healthy relationship with food and their body to nourish themselves with also enjoying life’s pleasures.
Most of my clients at 15 to 25. I work with adolescents individually and in the family setting. I enjoy helping teens feel more empowered in their health/independence while learning to related to their suport systems with healthy boundaries.