I graduated with my Master of Social Work from Temple University in 2020. I am also a certified trauma professional and working towards clinical licensure in Pennsylvania. I have spent nearly 5 years working in social services—offering case management and counseling to individuals experiencing homelessness/displacement, chronic immune deficiency, intimate partner violence, active addiction and recovery, as well as social wellness issues linked to older adulthood. I welcome clients encountering any of these challenges and more: including race-related trauma and women’s issues to living as a minoritized or stigmatized individual. I also enjoy helping clients develop self-esteem, navigate anxiety, and cope with depression. I am very passionate about empowering women from all walks of life, especially those who endure many forms of oppression.
I pull from a variety of evidence-based approaches that will complement your preferences and therapy goals. I use solution-focused and crisis intervention techniques for problem-solving, person-centered communication to help you feel seen and heard, as well as trauma-informed techniques to help you continue to recover and feel secure. I often apply cognitive-behavioral approaches and enjoy transferring dialectical behavioral therapy skills to benefit anyone who needs support with navigating both the good and bad in life—which includes all of us! Intersectionality also guides my practice. I realize that your experiences are unique and strongly influenced by the many layers of your identity—such as gender and religion—that can intensify your challenges. Other techniques that I gravitate toward include motivational interviewing and feminist or empowerment-focused approaches.
My mission is to help you liberate yourself from the weight of challenges and, first, consider how they uniquely impact you. I also strive to increase your optimism about the future and your natural ability to survive. I consistently validate your feelings and prioritize setting the scene for our work together—by creating a safe, nonjudgmental therapeutic space. I also realize that your symptoms are not personal imperfections; they are the residual effects of what has happened to you recently or throughout the years. During your therapeutic journey, I will walk along side you and match your pace as you develop the skills needed to overcome life’s hurdles. Sometimes, you just need to confide in a support who will offer empathy and unconditional acceptance to bring you peace of mind, as well as help you feel less alone and misunderstood throughout the healing process.
I enjoy offering this support and tapping into your abundant strengths. I also look forward to helping you keep growing and thriving well beyond our work together!