I am a licensed mental health counselor and psychotherapist, and hold both Master’s and Specialist’s degrees in Counseling from the University of Florida. I am also a healer, certified Reiki Master, teacher, writer and public speaker.
My spiritual growth has been an integral part of my own healing journey. Along with Brene Brown, I count Marianne Williamson, Wayne Dyer and Pema Chodron as some of the biggest influences on my life’s work. They have provided me with countless skills and tools that I’ve used to overcome my own obstacles to creating the life I want, and I embrace every opportunity to share these principles and practices with my clients.
My clients often burst into laughter when Brene Brown comes up and my response is: “She’s my hero”, accompanied by a far off look. I believe that the work Brene Brown is doing around shame, vulnerability and empathy is nothing short of revolutionary. Many of the blocks that clients bring to me, whether through individual, couples, or group work, are wrapped in layers of shame. When that shame is hidden, it can’t be touched, changed or transformed.
That is why I feel incredibly honored to provide a warm and non-judgmental space where people can tell their stories and rid themselves of any perceived shame they might be carrying.
My intuitive, short-term counseling approach enables me to listen closely to my clients’ stories, identify the themes that run through the challenges they face, and ultimately help them empower themselves to become the authors of their own lives. By providing a supportive space, as well as practical and powerful tools such as mindfulness, I help my clients bring their stories to light, so that they can heal and release what no longer serves them. As the saying goes, when you can name it, you can tame it. Through our work together, my clients gain freedom from the symptoms, triggers, and external influences that once had such a hold on them.
I believe that everyone is worthy of love, compassion, value and acceptance, and I work with all of my clients from this place. Through our work together, my clients discover their power to choose gratitude, present moment awareness, love, forgiveness and compassion, towards themselves and others.