Biography

I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. I received my Master’s of Arts degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Counseling Psychology from Washington Adventist University. I have a handful of years of experience walking alongside (so-to-speak) adults, young adults, and adolescents in the clinical and community setting. Through my experience I have developed my craft of connecting and progressing with those working through bipolar and other mood-related experiences, anxieties, self-image and self-harm concerns, and those who have had psychosis-related experiences.

I see every person I work with as a unique, resilient individual whose life matters, as well as someone who I may get to know and grow with. I feel that simply being present, actively listening, and earning trust is vital to utilizing therapeutic tools during the counseling process. As an eclectic counselor, I integrate elements from approaches such as person-centered, cognitive behavioral, psychoanalytic, as well as tuning in to various dialectic/mindfulness exercises.

I believe that together, insight into one’s mental health can be fostered through learning, and healthy change can be realized through guidance.