Professional Clinical Counselor
I approach my work with the belief that therapy is an exploration process. I believe that you are the expert in your life. My role is to support your journey by highlighting strengths and providing additional skills to help work through life’s challenges. I am passionate about working with students during times of transition. Periods of transition are difficult and often we project to the world only the tip of the iceberg. I am also passionate about helping students navigate that which is “under the surface.” The theoretical approaches I tend to utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy with a strengths-based perspective. I aim to help students develop insight and coping skills in order to find their voice and accomplish their goals.
As a therapist, I am non-judgmental and open-minded. I strive to have a practical approach that includes an open and honest dialogue with students. I believe in the power of challenging students to increase self-awareness, while at the same time maintaining an unconditional positive regard for their experiences.
I believe in empowering communication, which is appropriately assertive, in which the supervisee can be open to his/her experience and fully engaged with the client. I believe in creating an environment of trust and collaboration to foster growth. I prefer an integrative supervisor approach, specific to the supervisee’s needs, in which I take on varying roles of teacher, counselor and consultant.
My clinical interests include women's issues and empowerment, anxiety, depression, spirituality, grief and loss, relational concerns, multiculturalism.
Groups and Liaison Roles:
In the fall semester I will be running the Sisters in Solidarity group. This is an undergraduate student group for women of color that offers an opportunity to share experiences, increase personal growth, and develop interpersonal connection through a variety of themes capturing the group's process. Common themes include, empowerment, interpersonal relationships, academic adjustment and achievement, advocacy, identity development and more. We explore all the facets of life's colorful journey in a safe, warm, comforting and welcoming environment. I am also one of the moderators for the "Surviving College 101" workshop, and I am also the liaison for ACCESS Collaborative Program. This program aims to assist low-income, single parent students who are pursuing a college education.
I attended Wright State University where I received both my bachelor's degree in psychology and my master's degree in community counseling.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, singing, watching a good movie, dining out with family and friends, shopping/thrifting and leading a small women’s group.