About My Clients
Perhaps you struggle with overthinking ,overanalyzing, or saying no | Grew up in a household with a messy divorce, parents drinking, or not feeling cared for | Sustained a concussion (recent or not) and currently experiencing psychological symptoms such as depressed mood, irritability, and anxiety | Are in a student and struggling with your mental health | First Responder that may have work stress, home stress, a call that is staying with you, critical incidents, or any other problem.
My Background and Approach
It’s important to note that I’m not your “typical therapist” (I dye my hair bright colors, will curse with you during sessions, and compete in powerlifting). I believe that any strong therapeutic relationship is built on collaboration, honesty, and the belief that change is possible. My work is rooted in shared humor, truth without judgment, a holistic approach with the mind/body connection, and building on individual strengths. Sometimes traumatic childhood experiences can cause long-term anxiety and even PTSD. Having suffered from some of my own trauma as a child, I knew I needed to heal myself first before I could effectively help others. It is through my own work and healing, that I have come to a place of strength and grace. And it is from this place, that I have a genuine desire to help others who are trying to recover from difficult life circumstances.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Trained EMDR Therapist (will be certified by March 2022) and will be 1 of 4 certified EMDR therapist. I graduated from Kutztown University in 2014 with my Master’s in Social Work and have worked in numerous settings over the years as a therapist and clinical supervisor: schools, in-home family therapy, homeless shelter for youth, outpatient clinic, and residential facility for adults with Traumatic Brain Injuries.