I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Florida International University where I had the pleasure of determining my desire to specifically use talk therapy to help others solve their problems. I achieved my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and noticed my passion for working with an underprivileged population during my internship at a youth shelter. I have been practicing as a licensed mental health counselor for almost 7 years. My work in community health servicing an underprivileged population taught me a lot about trauma and how to treat it effectively. Working as a substance abuse counselor in a state funded treatment facility along with the personal experience mentioned above, led to a personal love for working with this population as well.
My primary approach to therapy is cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. I have also been trained in and have used trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused brief therapy, positive psychology, and reality therapy.
I provide therapy for mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, anger, and mood swings. In my areas of specialty, I offer emotional and mental support for helping professionals, most specifically doctors, nurses, and mental health providers (psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health counselors, and substance abuse counselors). I teach ways to unwind the mind in order to prevent work from interfering with personal life. Identifying ways to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue is an essential area of focus. I place emphasis on healthy boundary-setting and effective communication in working and/or professional relationships as well as personal and/or familial relationships. I know what it is like to work in this field and just how overwhelming it can become when we do not practice strong self-care. Self-care is not overrated and others benefit more from us when we can practice what we preach. I also specialize in treating BIPOC in need of assistance with inequalities of the outside world, intergenerational trauma, and trauma within the family.