- Master of Social Work – University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work, Clinical Concentration, Specializing in Families and Children
- Bachelor of the Arts – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Major in Psychology
My passion for service began at a young age. Over time, this passion manifested itself in working with individuals with developmental disabilities, counseling those in crisis due to intimate partner violence and sexual assault, to understanding how trauma affects and informs child development, family systems, parenting, and relationships. Over the last several years, I have developed a deep curiosity and understanding of how to integrate holistic practices into treatment that address each person’s mind, body, and spirit, such as movement, mindfulness, and meditation. I take a trauma-informed approach to treatment when it is appropriate, meaning I understand the inherent pervasiveness of trauma, and how each step in treatment must be carefully curated to promote a safe environment for healing and recovery. I believe that every person has the innate power to heal if they are courageous enough to ask for help and commit to the personal work required.
I enjoy working with individuals and families from early childhood though advanced age, though most of my experience lays with children, adolescents, and young adults. Since graduating with my Master’s in Social Work in 2013, I also have experience working in private practice and hospital-based settings, serving a wide variety of populations with anxiety and depression, panic disorders, ADHD, oppositional/defiant behaviors, family transitions, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and PTSD. I mostly utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused methods, and have training in Sandtray and Play Therapies, though meet each individual where they are to provide an integrative approach to treatment. I also received a Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment from The Ferentz Institute in Level I, and plan to complete my Level II certificate in the near future. I am happy to work with you whether you are seeking short-term help or long-term healing.