“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
My sincere hope for my clients is that they feel welcomed and at home when working with me. Sometimes it can be difficult to identify exactly how we are feeling and even harder to express these feelings. As your therapist I will help you explore coping skills, ways to express how you feel, and plan ahead so you feel confident facing future challenges.
As a social worker I began my career in hospitals with patients facing new diagnoses and living with chronic illness. I also have experience with clients of all ages experiencing grief, anxiety, and difficulty with adjustment to change. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and am experienced in guiding clients in the use of coping skills such as yoga, breath work, expressive therapy, and progressive muscle relaxation.
In addition to serving clients who are children, adolescents, and adults, my clients are from diverse backgrounds including members of the LGBTQ+ community, neurodiverse clients (including children and adults on the Autism spectrum), perinatal clients, and seniors.
- Licensed Independent Social Worker of Clinical Practice
- Undergraduate Certificate in Addictions, University of Central Florida 2005
- Master’s in Social work, University of Central Florida 2006
- Certified Health Coach, American Council on Exercise 2018