I believe that each of us is called to live authentic to our best qualities. Each of us has a picture in our mind of what that best version of ourselves looks like. Often, this version of who we want to be gets forgotten about or pushed to the side because the world tries to steer us in a direction that is inauthentic to who we are and who we want to be moving forward. I believe that much of our distress in life comes from this conflict between what we want to do in life versus what the world tells us we must do. My goal as a therapist is to help people reconnect with the best version of themselves and walk alongside them on the journey to reclaim that self and find wholeness and freedom from suffering.
My clinical experience has been working with adolescents and adults in individual and group therapy. Most of my clinical work has been in addiction and substance abuse treatment programs so I specialize in the relationship between substance use and mental health distress.
I have experience with a variety of client backgrounds and symptoms, including addiction, anger management, anxiety, chemical dependency, depression, grief, and relationship issues. I have also received training in understanding the relationship spirituality and religion has on mental health and how to work with a variety of spiritual and religious traditions in a therapy setting.
I am currently pursuing my doctorate in Counseling Psychology and am a Clinical Trainee, currently under supervision. I received my Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University Maryland and my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Augsburg University.