I believe that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all structure. I’ve witnessed the benefits of play, EMDR, art, yoga and meditation in combination with talk therapy that make my sessions magical and exciting. Healing and growth can come in many ways and our inner creativity along with EMDR or talk therapy can help us to get out our emotions and work through our trauma
I specialize in EMDR, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, DBT, Solution Focused Counseling, play in therapy, art in therapy and mindfulness. I am also a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher, certified through Breathe for Change, specializing in meditation and certified drumbeat facilitator. I received my bachelors in social work in 2014 from Spring Arbor University, located in Eastern Michigan, and continued on to complete a dual master’s degree in mental health counseling and school counseling in 2016.
During my teenage and young adult years I was faced with many challenges and adversity that I was able to overcome with the help of counseling, positive connections, yoga, mindfulness, and self-awareness. This enabled me to find my path to counseling to help those that seek to build, breathe, and create balance in their life.
After graduation I made the move from my hometown in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Tampa Bay, best decision ever! Since my move, I have discovered biking, kayaking, outdoor yoga and reading on the beach, which are some of my new favorite self-care activities that Florida brings all year.
I look forward to meeting you in person or via telehealth soon.