I earned my Master of Social Work from Temple University, and I am pursuing clinical licensure in Pennsylvania. I have been trained in EMDR therapy through The EMDR Institute. I am also a Certified Trauma Professional and have provided case management, advocacy, and counseling services to folks facing threats linked to public health issues—such as intimate partner violence. I am particularly passionate about women’s issues and currently specialize in supporting clients through anxiety and adjustment-related stressors, emotional (narcissistic) abuse, racial trauma, sexual trauma, and women’s pelvic/sexual pain.
I enjoy applying evidence-based interventions that complement your values, preferences, and goals throughout our collaboration. I use person-centered approaches to help you feel seen and heard, as well as solution-focused/coaching techniques to fulfill your problem-solving needs and instill hope. I integrate empowerment-focused approaches into sessions, as well as resourcing with narrative exposure therapy techniques to promote peace and posttraumatic growth. I also apply traditional and third wave cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches to benefit anyone who struggles to navigate the never-ending bumps in the road of life. Lastly, I am aware that your lived experiences and challenges are distinct, as well as strongly influenced by the many layers and intersections of your social identity.
My mission is to help you gradually untangle yourself from the sticky webs of life stressors. I also aim to boost your optimism about the future and enhance your innate gift of resilience. I hereby pledge to remain attuned to your needs and set the scene for our collaboration by generating a comfortable, nonjudgmental therapeutic space that will allow you to reap the most benefits from our sessions. During your therapeutic expedition, I will trek beside you and match your pace as you acquire skills to deal with any ditches or unexpected detours along the way. I am here for anyone who craves to feel less alone or misunderstood and is searching for a safe other who will offer empathy and unconditional acceptance.