I would describe myself as accepting, creative, and resourceful. I believe that we are all the experts to our own stories, and it’s my job to help families investigate how they wish to shape the relationships and the outcomes of those stories. I approach play as a way to provide space for children to face their concerns and fears from the safety of their imagination and to learn how to deal with life’s everyday struggles in a more manageable way. It is my hope that by connecting with children through patience, humor, and determination that they can learn to see themselves from a more positive perspective.
I was born and raised in New Orleans where I attended Mount Carmel Academy for high school. (Go Cubs!) I graduated from Louisiana State University in 2016 with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in German. Working in education here in the city for three years as an ABA therapist and early childhood teacher taught me that I was much more interested in working with children’s social and emotional needs more than their academic obligations. It was this realization that led to me pursuing counseling as a career with a focus on serving children and adolescents. I earned my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University New Orleans in May 2022, and I was presented the Mimi Heebe Excellence in Play Therapy award upon graduation for my work during my internship at the Loyola Center for Counseling Education. I joined the Nourish Counseling Studio team in July 2022, and I’m so grateful to be able to give back to the community that raised and shaped me by helping children and families discover the strengths and potential they’ve held all along.