I provide individualized guidance and therapy to support and help you overcome anxiety, grief, and relieve pressure from transitions within your life.
My passion is to listen and provide encouragement and support to assist you with meeting your goals.
I am a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist and a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.
I believe that each person has their own story and reasons for actions, lifestyle, feelings, and more. I strive to provide an unbiased approach and aim to give you beneficial tools in order to empower you to best handle the challenges that bring you to therapy.
I have great compassion for my clients and the work that we do within therapy. I began volunteering at a young age and developed a strong passion for helping others in need. My background is in medical social work, including hospice care. My career has been focused on supporting others, which has been meaningful and rewarding.
Who do you primarily work with?
I work with young adults and professionals who are overwhelmed with the stress or are currently transitioning to a new phases within their life.
What is your therapy style?
I maintain a calm manner and non-judgmental space that allows you to openly express yourself and your needs while gaining positive skills and feedback for personal growth.
Also, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology and Motivational Interviewing.
How long will therapy take for me to feel better?
This depends a lot on the issues you are facing and the goals that you have for therapy.
We will work collaboratively to make sure your goals are clear and I work to keep us focused. Throughout this process I remain transparent with your progress in therapy.
A bit more...
When I am not working, I often spend time doing fun activities outside, in nature or throughout the Tampa city area.
I love spending quality time with my family and friends, doing yoga, traveling, or relaxing by the pool.
I am most content when I am completely out of my comfort zone in a foreign country learning all of the different ways of living life. I am also pretty satisfied watching reality T.V. on my couch.
One of my new favorite things to do is take my dog Harper to the park for a long walk to clear my head.
"Empathy has no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. It's simply listening, holding space, withholding judgement, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of "You're not alone.'"
- Brene Brown