I am a Mental Health Counselor and School Counselor with a passion for helping children and adolescents work through developmental stressors. My practice is warm, open, empathetic, and playful. I use a combination of insight, humor, evidence based practices, and strength based counseling to promote better understanding and tolerance of issues that are causing distress at home or in school. My positive and supportive approach focuses on integrating calming strategies, mindfulness, coping skills, problem solving skills, understanding emotions, fostering independence, and building self esteem.
To quote the inspiring educator of 40 years, Rita Pierson, “every child deserves a champion — an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists they become the best they can possibly be.”
I have experience working with children and prior to becoming a counselor I worked at Nickelodeon. I understand the importance of engaging with children on their level and at their pace in order to develop a therapeutic relationship and create a safe space for open dialogue.