I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been working in the counseling field since 2001. I received my Master’s from Towson University in 2001 and since that time I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of mental health issues including trauma, addictions, anxiety, and mood disorders.
So many people have come to my office thinking they were “weak,” or that their problems were too “stupid” or small for counseling. I have made it my mission to help people understand and have compassion for themselves, even when the world tries to tell them otherwise. Only when starting from a place of self-compassion can people understand the life they’ve lived so far, the kind of life they want in the future, and the choices they need to make to bridge that gap.
I see my role as that of a facilitator helping people tap into their own potential for growth and change. As a therapist, I challenge people and ask them to take risks–“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you always get.”