About My Clients
At Valiance Counseling & Coaching, we believe in providing a contemporary counseling experience that can help emerging adults and young professionals build balanced and fulfilled lives. Provider's at Valiance are experts in the field of mental health and performance coaching. We specialize in supporting adolescents, emerging adults, and young professionals navigate mental health challenges, physical health, and career goals. We do our best work with anyone who is 15 years old or older.
My Background and Approach
Born and raised in Newtown, CT, I have my Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington (UNCW) and Masters in Social Work (MSW) from UCONN-School of Social Work. I have extensive experience working in out patient centers, residential treatment programs, public and private schools, with the judicial system, and in in-home settings. With formal training as a coach, mentor, clinician, family therapist, and clinical supervisor, it is my privilege to have the opportunity to form meaningful and supportive relationships with those I serve. I currently also serve as an adjunct faculty member at Fairfield University and UConn's Graduate School of Social Work.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I consider it a true privilege to have an opportunity to form close, private, and trusting relationships with those with whom I work for. I have a profound respect for those who are willing to trust a process, not fully knowing when or where the the outcome may occur or what it will be, but who are willing co-author a plan of support to get there. I value trust, balance, commitment, effort, discipline, and thoughtfulness.