About My Clients
I view this work as a collaborative effort and would feel honored to work with and provide support to those wanting to process experiences resulting in grief, loss, life transitions, and trauma. Someone looking to develop coping skills, learn more about grief, build their self-compassion and have a safe and non-judgmental space to process their experience may find benefit in connecting for short or long term therapy.
My Background and Approach
I am a clinical social worker and board approved social work supervisor. I received my Masters in Social work from Tulane University with a concentration in Disaster Mental Health. I have worked as a social worker in a variety of different settings within the medical community and crisis response. I specialize in working with adults experiencing grief, loss and trauma including first responders and medical professionals experiencing work related stress due to critical incidents, secondary trauma and compassion fatigue. I also enjoy working with people around coping with illness, life transitions and caregiver stress. I have training in critical incident stress management, complicated grief treatment and trauma informed practices. Practical problem solving and creativity to find solutions that work for an individual is important in my work.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My travels in India have greatly influenced my personal and professional practice. It was there I was told: "We must allow our suffering to create compassion" and it helped create a lens for how I view the world. This compassion is for ourselves and for the others whose paths we cross in life. This compassion can help us build meaningful relationships, view the world in a new way and set boundaries. I love watching people get to know their most authentic self so they can engage in the world in a way that is most meaningful for them. We all have strengths. We all are continuing to learn about ourselves and the world. Being grief and trauma informed, inclusive and anti-oppressive through continued learning and connection is an important step in making spaces safer and more compassionate for all.