Early life experiences and having a compassionate personality influenced my desire to be in the helping-profession. My career endeavor started after completing my Master's Degree in Social Work at Aurora University in 2016. However, I quickly realized becoming a social worker was more than a career, it was my purpose. I have encountered a range of social work methods with families, individuals, and groups, in various settings including a dual rape crisis center/domestic violence shelter, community-based mental health agencies, and non-profit organizations.
Understanding each life's experiences and healing journeys are unique and contain various vulnerabilities, I strive to create a safe and non-judgemental environment while maintaining the belief that all individuals have the right to self-determination and autonomy. With this understanding, our therapeutic relationship is enriched with genuine collaboration and empowerment. While maintaining the belief you are the expert of your own life, my primary role is to meet you where you are at, while providing you with tools, skills, and resources to achieve your individualized goals and/or needs. To do so, I utilized various therapeutic models such as, humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, interpersonal therapy, and strengths based therapy.
Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Trauma-Informed, Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Family Systems, Crisis Intervention, Parent Education/Stress/Support, Child Welfare, Depression, Anxiety, Adolescent Issues, Relationship Issues and Communication Strategies