“Simply put, my desire is to ease suffering.”

Healing

I entered the mental health field from a conviction that healing must be possible even for the most traumatized. I have worked with people who survived unspeakable hardship and I came away with a couple of observations.

First, humans can be incredibly resilient.

And second, the mind and heart can sustain injuries that may not be healed by simply wanting to be better, trying to move on, or giving it time.

I’ve since learned that some wounds remain in the brain and in muscle memory, requiring strategic compassionate care. It was this second observation that started my journey to becoming a mental health therapist. With the goal of being truly useful in the healing process, I sought out training focused on easing the pain of trauma or mental health distress.

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, and I hold a certificate in Mindfulness Therapies. I spent most of my training and education focused on the treatment of trauma. I use Trauma Focused CBT and Cognitive Processing Therapy, along with a blend of mindfulness meditation and holistic counseling for the effective treatment of trauma. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I have a Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, and a Bachelor’s in Communications with a focus in International Studies from Cedarville University.

Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked as a social worker focused on refugee immigration issues. I’ve worked with refugees in South Africa, Tanzania, Ireland, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. I also worked at an alternative high school while completing my master’s degree. As a therapist, I have worked in private practice, community mental health, and residential settings.

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, and I hold a certificate in Mindfulness Therapies. I spent most of my training and education focused on the treatment of trauma. I use Trauma Focused CBT and Cognitive Processing Therapy, along with a blend of mindfulness meditation and holistic counseling for the effective treatment of trauma. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I have a Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, and a Bachelor’s in Communications with a focus in International Studies from Cedarville University.

Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked as a social worker focused on refugee immigration issues. I’ve worked with refugees in South Africa, Tanzania, Ireland, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. I also worked at an alternative high school while completing my master’s degree. As a therapist, I have worked in private practice, community mental health, and residential settings.

I am passionate about seeing people experience healing from trauma, loss, and mental illness in order to live life to the fullest.

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