"My therapeutic philosophy stems from my heartfelt belief that everyone deserves an opportunity to process and work through life’s challenges in an empathic, understanding, and non-judgmental environment. It is my goal to create this type of compassionate space for you. I am committed to helping you reach your full potential and to see you succeed."
I offer individual, couples, and family counseling. During sessions, I enjoy collaborating with each adult or adolescent client to help them achieve their personal goals. My concentrated specialties are in the areas of sexual trauma (both rape and childhood molestation), gender-related issues (including transgender transition), and relationship issues (including domestic violence and sexual functioning). I have worked extensively with a variety of mental health diagnoses and concerns; some of which include Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Gender Dysphoria, Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder, Sexual Dysfunction, Grief and Loss, Self-Esteem, Personal Growth and Transition, Women’s Issues, Family of Origin Concerns, and Boundary Creation/Maintenance. My work focuses on assisting those who are struggling to acknowledge, control, or express their emotions in a healthy and appropriate way.
Throughout the therapeutic process, I am committed to providing confidential, knowledgeable, and supportive therapy. My approach is personalized, integrative, and encouraging. I am certified in both EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Sex Therapy, although I utilize a number of clinical approaches. Some of these approaches include Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Interpersonal Process, Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Existentialism, Exposure Therapy, Solution-Focused, Family Systems, and Mindfulness. My comprehensive treatment plans and techniques are adjusted based on your individual needs and goals.
I have worked in the field of counseling since 2007. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida (Lic. #MH11026), a Nationally Certified Counselor (Cert. #323924), and have received extensive specialized training in sexual and domestic violence. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist, as well as a Florida-Certified Sex Therapist. I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.