I would describe myself as a supportive, encouraging therapist, and I enjoy helping children, teens, young adults, and families develop skills to help reduce anxiety, improve relationships, and navigate life transitions. I often empower clients to develop the skills necessary to self-regulate, set and achieve goals, and improve self-esteem. I am passionate about helping clients recognize the “little wins” that help them to get closer to their goals. My hope for each of my clients is for them to find life more manageable through our work together. I also enjoy working with the LGBTQ+ community as not only an accepting but also an affirming therapist.
I believe in the power of creative interventions, so my work with children, teens, young adults, and families often harnesses the therapeutic power of play, sandtray, and art-based interventions. Using a creative lens helps people of all ages express emotions more easily. I also work with parents to share techniques to provide support for home and school to reinforce work done in sessions with children.
Managing anxiety, poor self-esteem, and a stressful environment can be challenging both for my clients and their families. Reaching out for support takes courage and strength, but many people feel it is well worth the investment in your future.
The most asked question in New Orleans is, “Where did you go to school?”, in which people refer to high school. I am a graduate of St. Mary’s Dominican High School. I also earned a B.S. in Psychology from The University of New Orleans in 2013 with University and Departmental Honors. I completed an MHS in Clinical Rehabilitation & Counseling from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center- New Orleans in 2016. Upon graduation, I was honored with the department Research Award and the Chancellor’s Award for outstanding performance within the School of Allied Health Professions. I have presented on the university, state, and international levels, and have been published in both research journals and in a textbook chapter.
I am licensed in Louisiana as a Licensed Professional Counselor and hold certifications as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and National Certified Counselor. I am currently in active supervision to become a Registered Play Therapist.
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