Sometimes life just gets messy and overwhelming. Life can be a struggle with a mental illness, as well as for family members. I work with children, teens, adults, and families who are facing challenges associated with emotional wellness. Whether you or your child struggle with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, defiant behaviors, emotional dysregulation, trauma, or other issues, you should know that you are not alone. I view therapy as a collaborative process where I work with an individual or family to bring about positive change.
All behavior has meaning. By understanding the purpose of behavior we are better equipped to produce lasting change. I believe in repairing relationships, increasing non-violent communication, and repairing early attachment disruption for children and families.
I use a strengths-based perspective and draw from several clinical approaches depending on presenting issues, mental health diagnoses, individual's needs and preferences, and the age and level of understanding of my clients. In addition to traditional therapeutic approaches, I utilize play and expressive therapies in working with children and families.
I obtained my undergraduate degree in health science from Kaplan University in 2013 and later completed my master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Southern California in 2015. I am experienced in working with children, adolescents and families on behavioral issues, parenting concerns, adolescent issues, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and stress management. I provide a caring and safe space for clients to share their stories and will use the most appropriate therapeutic modality. I have an interest in providing therapy to clients of all ages who are struggling with social, emotional, academic, or behavioral issues and their families.
I am currently seeing clients in our Hutchinson office on Mondays and Thursdays with plans to expand my hours in the future.