I would describe myself as empathetic and engaging. I enjoy helping children, teens, and their families develop skills and providing them with tools to help them grow. I believe in empowering clients to help them work through their anxiety, improve self-esteem, and adapt to major life changes. My goal is to help my client build the self-confidence and learn skills to deal with change and conquer challenging situations.
I believe in providing a genuine and safe environment and using unconditional positive regard to facilitate change. I believe in the powers of play and using creative interventions to help children, teens, and their families reach their desired goals. I believe the caregivers are the experts in their child’s life and working with the caregivers in providing support, education, and sharing resources to enhance the work done in sessions.
I have experience in working in clinic, private practice, and inpatient settings. As a graduate student, my internships provided opportunities to work with children and their families in a play therapy setting. I specialize in a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, adjustment concerns, attention deficit and hyperactive behaviors, social difficulties, behavior concerns, and parenting concerns.
I earned a B.S. degree in Kinesiology from Mississippi State University in 2012, a MS degree in biomedical Sciences in 2014 from University of Mississippi "Medical Center, and a MHS degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans in May 2021. Upon graduation, I was honored with the department Faculty Colleague Award for demonstrating excellence as a colleague. I have presented at the university and state level.
I am a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor through the state of Louisiana. I am also certified in Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT).