Recovery is possible and you can live your best life. My approach is to help others recognize how relationships play a role in shaping daily experiences and understand patterns appearing in one’s thoughts and feelings. Our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, which are too difficult for the conscious mind to process. By increasing self-awareness and identifying behaviors that prevent living authentically, change occurs over time. I believe a strong and fulfilling relationship with other individuals can help people maintain emotional well-being.
I have expertise in depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, trauma, relational issues, and personality disorders. I received my Masters’ Degree from Florida Gulf Coast University and the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. I am currently working on my Ph.D. at The Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago focusing on psychodynamic theory and intervention. I have over 20 years of social services experience which includes working at The Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas, and Memorial Hermann Psychiatric Response Team conducting psychiatric evaluations.
I have training in the following treatment methods: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and The Daring Way. In addition, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor (LCSW-S), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), Certified in The Daring Way (CDWF) and a Certified Mediator.
I grew up in Naples, Florida and love the sandy white beaches. I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping, going to movies, baking and glamping in my RV.