About My Clients
Trauma can affect us in many ways and can often feel like a process that is never ending. Through it all, it is important to remember that you have power within yourself and deserve to feel better. There are many ways to overcome this and create the life you want. My hope is that I can support you as you are finding your way through to the other side of trauma.
My Background and Approach
I earned my bachelor's in psychology and history and decided to pursue social work for my master’s program. I really liked the perspective social work has on the effect that someone’s environment can have on them. I also admired the ability of clinical social workers to not only help the individual but also contribute to the community at large. I completed my master-level internship with the VA Hospital and continued as an employee, providing mental health services and earning my LCSW. Having been inspired by my clients at the VA, I was commissioned into the Navy as an officer, providing clinical counseling services to active-duty members and families and focusing on embedded mental health and suicide prevention. In my clinical practice, I enjoy working with clients struggling with trauma and anxiety. I am passionate about helping people improve their journey, create positive relationships, and foster their own empowerment.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
One of my favorite quotes is from Viktor Frankl's book Man’s Search for Meaning: “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” We often forget that we always have the power within ourselves. To me, it seems that this is where a lot of our internal struggles come from. We are all on journeys through life, with our own lessons we have to learn. Through these, we find our meaning and choose our own way. Sometimes, we just need a little reminder that the power lies within us. I am always honored to have the ability to be part of my clients’ journeys and hope to be able to give them the space to find their own way.