Over the past ten years, I have worked in the community as well as correctional settings helping people address their mental health, develop proper coping skills, provide support through difficult times and decisions, as well as practice and develop dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills. I am also well versed in trauma-informed care and utilize trauma therapy methods to help people understand, cope, and process emotions and behaviors that are resulted from a traumatic experience. My other employment involves assessing and evaluating adolescent and adult safety within the settings of the emergency room, inpatient care, and/or partial hospitalization programs. The foundation of my practice is to offer an individualized solution-focused approach in an empathic way.
I first developed an interest in social work when I was in high school and started volunteering at a nursing home and working with agencies that help the homeless population. I’m passionate and thrive on helping others, as well as animals. I am a strong animal rights activist and work with numerous animal rescues to help transport dogs from other states, help with coordinating volunteers and help with social media promotions. I rescue senior, medically needy dogs and currently have two, sweet senior dogs.