My counseling approach is LGBTQ+ affirmative and integrates Psychodynamic and Existential theory. The space created in the therapy room is unique to every individual client experience. Beginning the process of self-exploration can seem terrifying, which is why I aim to make our space together one where you can feel safe to navigate your own journey. I believe that we are drawn towards our personal version of authenticity. Getting to know yourself can be a transcendental experience, and it lays the foundation for creating healthy connections with others. Often, we change ourselves to adapt to the needs of others, and it is those changes that become an underlying source of our problems. I am always drawn back to the phrase in the safety video before a plane takes off: put your own oxygen mask on before helping others. We cannot build strong relationships with others until we build a solid foundation with ourselves.
I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Florida. During my studies I worked at the Student Affairs department as well as the Creative Arts for Wellness program at University of Florida Health Shands Hospital. I am currently completing my Master’s in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness and Advanced Certificate in LGBTQ Health, Education, and Social Services at New York University.