I would describe myself as warm, compassionate, and open. I believe that the most integral part of the therapeutic process is the relationship between client and counselor. I strive to create a therapeutic space for my clients that is safe and welcoming and encourages them to bring their full selves into the room, flaws and all. I approach counseling from a non-directive approach and believe that meeting clients where they are in their journey is important. I work with clients to develop new skills and uncover new strengths and tools as they work through challenges such as anxiety, depression, or major life transitions.
I believe in the effectiveness of play therapy including creative interventions and work with clients from a perspective of unconditional positive regard. I also believe that caregivers are the expert on their child and that involvement and support from caregivers are essential parts of the recipe for growth in the therapeutic process. My goal for my clients is to build self-confidence and self-esteem both in and out of the playroom and to create effective strategies to work through life challenges that can be used for years to come.
I am originally from Memphis, TN but moved to New Orleans for my undergraduate studies at Tulane University. I graduated Cum Laude from Tulane in 2017 with a BS in psychology and a BA in sociology. I completed my graduate studies at Loyola University New Orleans. I earned a Master’s of Science in clinical mental health counseling in May 2021 after completing a clinical internship as a counselor at the New Orleans Family Justice Center. I specialized in play therapy at Loyola and was the recipient of the Mimi Heebe Excellence in Play Therapy award upon graduation. I joined Nourish Counseling Studio in January of 2022 and am very excited to provide counseling services to the children, adolescents, and families of the Greater New Orleans area.