I have a core belief that people are organic beings and thus we grow. I think it is important for us all to understand that when something grows it has different seasons and struggles. Sometimes those struggles are environmental and sometimes they are internal, however, whatever the struggle, we feel it. I can help individuals, couples and families work through there struggles a move into a healthy place of balance and fulfillment. Some of that work may include building some resiliency to environmental factors, creating a healthy foundation and healing internal wounds.
I have experience walking individuals through anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma to healing, as well as working with couples to transform relationship wounds into meaningful, partnerships. I start working with people on simple but powerful ways being understood and understanding others so that relationships become rich and powerful places of connection.
I worked with one client who was experiencing a lot of anxiety and depression, she was struggling with making new connections and was feeling taken advantage of in her current friendships. We worked on setting boundaries and really focused on what a meaningful connection would look like. She was able to set appropriate boundaries with current friends and made some new deeper relationships. She has since moved and has established new friendships and feels less anxiety and depression in her current life using the tools she learned working with me.
I receive my Bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies, where and developed a passion for understand the complexity of the human experience. This opened the door for me to pursue the my Master of Social Work degree and become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. While I was working on my licensure, I also finished my training at the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. Because of my training my 5 years of experience specific to sex and relational issues, I have developed a broad set of skills to deal many types of life hurts and mental health struggles.