My style of therapy involves a strong focus on providing a safe space to be listened to and to heal. I believe that therapy should, at its core, be a compassionate and uplifting experience; at the same time, it should push us far enough out of our comfort zones that we are empowered to grow. I bring experience in treating anxiety and depression, and my specialty is resolving trauma, whether a PTSD diagnosis or more acute symptoms. I specialize in treating trauma because I find endless hope in the concept of individuals being able to reclaim their lives and their futures.
Master of Social Work,University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish, Vanderbilt University
Prior to graduate school, I worked as an Employment Specialist with a social services agency in Milwaukee, where I helped connect individuals with serious mental illnesses to jobs in the community. My work taught me about the restorative impact of employment on mental illness – more specifically, I saw the value of structure and purpose in building a meaningful, stress-free life. This job gave me a foundation in working with mental health, and it helped me cement my interest in working as a therapist.
Throughout my graduate school experience, I had the privilege of interning at a community mental health clinic in Milwaukee, where I worked with children, adolescents, and adults. I saw a range of diagnoses, though I generally focused on anxiety, depression, and concerns relating to trauma. The clinic was bilingual, and the majority of my caseload preferred to speak in Spanish during our sessions, so I feel very comfortable working in both English and Spanish. It was during this time that I completed the Basic Training for EMDR and Phase 1 of Brainspotting, both body based trauma therapies. Currently, I pull from a variety of modalities in helping my clients to heal, and it’s important to me to find the techniques that work best for each individual person.
Blue Cross Blue Shield (excluding Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance and HMO plans)