“My practice is dedicated to providing women with a safe and supportive space where they feel seen, heard, and respected.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I obtained my Master of Social Work from the University of Central Florida, completing my clinical internship at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies where I provided counseling and crisis intervention to perinatal patients. I began my clinical career as a community-based therapist in the child welfare system, working with children and families with a history of trauma and specializing in infant mental health. I later served as the clinical manager and then director of operations for a child and family agency, providing clinical supervision and oversight for community and school-based counseling programs. I have specialized clinical training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, infant mental health, and child-parent psychotherapy. My private practice is focused on working with women who are pregnant or parenting and addressing issues such as the stress of pregnancy, traumatic birth, grief and loss, postpartum depression or anxiety, and history of trauma.
What should someone know about working with you?
My practice is dedicated to providing women with a safe and supportive space where they feel seen, heard, and respected. The journey of pregnancy and parenting is one of the most challenging life transitions one will face and, while joyous, it can also bring feelings of isolation, inadequacy, anxiety, and fear. Together, we will build a trusting therapeutic relationship in which we can explore the enduring impact of past experiences and trauma, navigate challenging relationships, build new insights and ways of thinking, and develop healthy behaviors to discover the joy and wellness you deserve.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Telehealth brings convenience and ease to the counseling process, making counseling services more accessible to those in need. For my pregnant and parenting clients, it’s an accessible lifeline without the stress and burden of another office visit.
“The journey of pregnancy and parenting is one of the most challenging life transitions one will face and, while joyous, it can also bring feelings of isolation, inadequacy, anxiety, and fear.”