My approach to counseling is by acting as a compassionate and non-judgmental guide on the side. I understand how the many different systems can influence an individual. My collaborative approach focuses on the client’s strengths and helping them build resilience. I enjoy using therapeutic modalities like acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I am a good listener and I have been trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. My clinical interests include co-occurring (substance use disorders and mental illness), anxiety, parenting, family, and relationship concerns, and coping skills.
I am empowered by social justice and motivated to help people work through the different challenges that everyone experiences in their lives. I believe that being culturally competent is essential to be an effective advocate and social worker. I work to understand my own privileges and the environmental factors that perpetuate inequality of all marginalized groups. I have a background working with incarcerated individuals.
I enjoy meeting people and talking about social justice. I enjoy talking about stress management and reducing mental health stigma. I am a practicum student with the Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) and I work to provide outreach on general substance use concerns, as well as, the programming that the CRP offers.