I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida with 4 years of experience. I graduated from the University of Florida with my bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Family, Youth, and Community Science. I continued my education at the University of Central Florida where I earned my Masters Degree in Counselor Education: Mental Health Track.
I am a Registered Play Therapist as well a EMDR trained. Primarily, I have worked in the school system and have subsequently become certified as a school counselor as well. Being in the schools, I have had a wide variety of experience with various issues and populations. Additionally, since the pandemic, I have gained experience working with adults via telehealth. My strengths are working with parents on parenting strategies, relationship building, communication, anxiety, depression, attachment related concerns, and self-esteem/self-worth. My counseling style is typically person-centered as well as incorporating cognitive behavioral approaches. I use my background in play therapy to aid in using expressive methods in session. I believe that sometimes the most growth comes from processing the things we create rather than say. However, counseling is never a one size fits all, and I take the time to collaborate with my clients on what works best for them. My personality is warm and accepting. I focus on building a positive and trusting relationship first and foremost.
Congratulations on taking the first, brave, step in working on becoming the best version of you! I look forward to having the honor of working with you!
I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
2021 - April 2022
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
2018- November 2022
Orange County Public Schools
Certified School Counselor
C.H.I.L.L (Community Help & Intervention in Life’s Lesson)
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
University of Central Florida
M.A. Counselor Education- Mental Health Track
Play Therapy Certificate
Trainings and Certifications
2022 EMDR Trained- certification seeking
2022 Registered Play Therapist
2021 Certified Telehealth Practitioner
2021 Telebehavioral Health for Counselors
2020 Sandtray Level 1 Training
2017 Common Sense Media Training
2016 Mind-Up Mindfulness Training
2016 An Intensive Training on Adlerian Play Therapy (AdPT)
2015 Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Online Training
University of Florida
Minor: Family, Youth, and Community Science