My Approach to Helping
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a diverse professional background, I have a unique approach to helping individuals of all ages and backgrounds navigate life's challenges. I strive to create a collaborative and inclusive environment where clients feel comfortable sharing their struggles.
With my background in Exercise and Sports Sciences and Yoga Therapy, I integrate mind-body practices into therapy sessions for clients open to the approach. As a Florida Certified Sex Therapist, I can also help individuals navigate sexual functioning, sexual health, desire, arousal, anxiety related to sex, and relationship concerns.
In addition to these specialties, I have extensive experience working with eating disorders, and I incorporate evidence-based modalities like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness skills to create personalized treatment plans. I have worked in diverse settings, including the Hillsborough County Public School System, Child Protective Services, the Public Defender's Office, dual-diagnosis treatment centers, personal training, and bariatric mental health therapy.
As the Vice President of the Tampa chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp), I am passionate about educating and providing resources to professionals in the Tampa Bay community.
My objective is to help clients understand and navigate the obstacles they encounter in life while emphasizing both mental and physical well-being. I strive to create a supportive, secure, and trusting atmosphere tailored to each client's unique needs, ensuring they leave each session feeling empowered and equipped to face life's challenges.