“Being that I myself and my two young daughters have been diagnosed with ADHD, I have dug very deeply into that world.”
What was your path to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor?
I was bitten by the therapy bug early on, joining a peer helper program through Madison Youth and Family Services at a young age. I also volunteered my time through high school and college, counseling teens who were having difficulties at home, in school, and in social situations.
I attended Albertus Magnus College where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and art therapy. After that, I completed my Master of Arts in clinical mental health counseling at Union Institute & University.
I am board-certified and licensed by the state of Connecticut and specialize in adolescent and adult counseling. I work with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Some of the techniques I employ include CBT, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy, person-centered therapy, and family systems.
What should someone know about working with you?
I CARE! Deeply! I have high expectations of my clients and want to work with people who are willing to put their all into the treatment process.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I love to read; I am always on the lookout for a good book that I can share with my clients that may provide more insight into what they are dealing with.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that we are all human at the core. We all make mistakes, but the trick is to learn from these mistakes. That being said, I want my clients to know that I am human as well. The last thing I want you to feel is that I am overly clinical or know more about you and your situation than you do. If you want to ask me a personal question, I will never respond negatively to that. The more we know about each other, the stronger that therapeutic bond and the better I will be able to help you reach your goals.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am excited to see that more and more people are understanding that feelings and emotions are okay! I am also very grateful that the upcoming generation seems to be so respectful of individuality and recognizes that it is awesome to be different!
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
Being that I myself and my two young daughters have been diagnosed with ADHD, I have dug very deeply into that world. If you are able to learn to work with it, it can become a superpower!
“If you are able to learn to work with it, it can become a superpower!”