My Approach to Helping
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience. I serve clients from 13 - 100, as well as younger children when part of a family counseling setting. I specialize in working with aging adults on a variety of issues including coping with grief and loss, unexpected life changes and life transitions. I also treat elder adult clients with depression, anxiety, ADHD, family conflict, mood disorders and more.
I see that a key element of counseling is to start where the client is. You lead the way. I use an empathetic, nonjudgmental and collaborative approach. Focus is placed on rapport, trust, and comfort. I listen to the client's needs and work with them to adapt various therapy modalities to find the best fit. Working together, side by side, I support clients in their goals; however big or small.
I completed both my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work at the University of Central Florida. My experience includes working with individuals, groups, and families. I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities including client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic therapy.