Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Consultation and Referral Team Specialist
B.S. Criminal Justice, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
M.S. Criminal Justice, Saint Joseph’s University
MS.Ed. School and Mental Health Counseling, University of Pennsylvania
My professional interests include suicide prevention and intervention, crisis response, and trauma. I have worked with clients across the lifespan in various settings, and particularly enjoy working with student populations.
Approach to Therapy
My approach to working with clients is grounded in Rogerian theory. I believe in creating a safe space for clients to be heard, to create a strong and trusting connection to their counselor, and work towards their own personal goals. I recognize the work it takes for someone to reach out for help, and I celebrate steps towards progress. I believe that every person has a story, and I approach each client with openness and without judgment to their story. When appropriate, I also integrate cognitive behavioral and solution-focused interventions.
Approach to Supervision
I love to collaborate and connect with other professionals. I enjoy being a resource for clinical consultation with my colleagues, and providing mentorship to new counselors.
Approach to Wellness
My personal approach to wellness is in moving my body. I enjoy walking, long distance running, as well as yoga. I find release in these activities after a stressful day. When I’m in need of less active self-care, I enjoy reading, grabbing a coffee with friends, massage, kicking back with popcorn and a good movie, and petting my dog.
Outside of work, I enjoy volunteering and soaking up time with my family. I have previously served as a youth mentor for a non-profit, as well as a coach for Girls on the Run.