I received my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and my Bachelor's degree in Psychology. I have a background in working with Survivors of Sexual Trauma and their Loved Ones. I worked with WINGS Foundation for a few years facilitating a group for Loved Ones of Survivors of Sexual Abuse, as well as have run my own groups in my private practice. I will not fix you, but rather come beside you to help support you in your healing process. Everyone has different needs and goals for the therapeutic process and I value my client's having an active role and choice in the direction that they want to go. I fully believe in empowering my client's to make the choices that they feel are best for them throughout the therapeutic process. My main role is to help you gain awareness around your feelings and gain a better understanding of them to provide more clarity for what you need to better your future. This will leave you feeling more empowered and confident in facing your future.
I believe strongly in the fact that knowledge is power. Sexual Trauma is a taboo subject that is often not addressed or acknowledged in our society, leaving many Survivors left to navigate the journey on their own. This leaves Survivors feeling very isolated and alone. When we encourage silence, it further creates the shame of being a Survivor, which leaves many Survivors feeling like they cannot share what happened to them out of fear of lack of support. The more we encourage education and knowledge around Sexual Trauma, the more support there is for Survivors to come forward and share that this happened to them, knowing that there will be resources available to them, that they won't be alone. Silence does not accomplish anything, except isolation and furthering the pain that was endured.