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.