I have over ten years experience in the counseling profession. In my tenure I have had the privilege to learn how to meet people where they are, identify where they want to be, and help them navigate that road at their own pace with persistence and self-awareness. I believe in creating a space that is open, non-judgmental, and safe.
I began my career working with children growing up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. My focus quickly became children, families, and trauma. I also work with families or individuals dealing with or being affected by addiction, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and parenting skills.
I utilize cognitive behavioral techniques, as well as mindfulness, and motivational enhancement strategies to help people make changes or shift perspectives. I am also trained in and use play therapy techniques when working with children.
I am a licensed psychologist. I graduated from Columbia University and earned my doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley. I use a mix of traditional and modern therapies to help my clients improve their lives. I work primarily with adults, many of whom have problems with depression and anxiety, supporting their efforts to understand themselves and to make positive changes to their emotions and their behavior. My years of work as a custody evaluator have given me a deep understanding of how and why marriages and families succeed and fail. I specialize in helping people to navigate relationships, marriage and divorce, and also to cope with other difficult life transitions in education, career, and relocation.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and healthcare training consultant with over 20 years of experience. I earned my masters and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and completed my clinical internship at Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans. I am listed on the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. My areas of clinical expertise include cognitive behavioral treatments for anxiety and mood disorders, behavioral management strategies, and evidence-based child and adolescent treatment interventions and parenting strategies.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working with children, families and adults since 2010. I specialize in trauma-based work and utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy within my practice as well as Motivational Interviewing techniques to enhance everyday anxiety and mood disorders. I have experience in developmental assessments of infants and children, working with parents involved with DCFS and community-based work with Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Bipolar and PTSD.
I grew up in northeast Ohio where I obtained my Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Youngstown State University. I then moved to Pittsburgh, PA where I earned my Masters of Science in Infant Mental Health Counseling Psychology. I have been living and practicing in the New Orleans area since 2014.
My work experience has allowed me to work with several different types of clients. This has given me a broader view of mental health and how many of the issues we face are intertwined. My main focus is helping people get through life’s problems from childhood to present day. If you feel like life has not dealt you the best hand of cards, I want to work with you through those difficult and uncomfortable thoughts/emotions to make you the best version of yourself. Some speciality groups that I counsel are mothers, teachers, couples, students, and the LGBTQ community.
I mainly do individual and couple sessions but I can work with family units as well. I primarily deal with anxiety, depression, relational issues, panic attacks, past/present trauma, mood swings, life transitions, grief, and difficulty coping with life. I also deal with men and women’s issues. I know the first step of reaching out is the hardest, but please feel free to contact me via email/phone with any questions.