I earned my Master’s in Counseling from Central Connecticut State University where I graduated Cum Laude, received the 2016 Graduate Certificate Award for Academic Excellence, and was inducted into Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society. As a clinician, I have spent over two years working within a residential program, intensive outpatient program, and one on one therapy settings with a theoretical orientation in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and addiction. For my undergraduate degree, I attended Roger Williams University and graduated Suma Cum Laude in 2007. After two deployments with the 29th Infantry Division in the U.S. Army, I went on to spend three years researching PTSD and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).
In addition to academia, I have also had the privilege of studying and volunteering in the international community as well studying mental health in Europe and teaching children in Nepal.
I have experience supporting and empowering children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am committed to partnering together authentically to help solve and resolve personal, interpersonal, family, career and other mental health changes that impact functioning. I specialize in the areas of anxiety, depression, anger management, stress management, self-image, interpersonal relationships, grief, family conflict, life transitions, crisis intervention, and substance abuse. I utilize an integrative wellness model to diagnose, counsel and implement treatment. However, my theoretical orientation is based in contemporary psychodynamic therapeutic interventions, solution- focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy in addition to motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based practices.
It is my goal is to provide a positive, motivating, sincere, and genuine counseling experience to all individuals. I seek to learn from the individuals I support and share my own knowledge, skills, tools, and resources. I will work hard to integrate prevention, action, psychoeducation, and advocacy into my practice. My goals also include promoting and supporting linkages to supports beyond counseling that would enhance each persons’ optimal health, wellness, growth, and development. These include healthy living choices such as nutrition, exercise, socialization, recreation, and play. I strive daily to meet the needs and goals of the individuals I have the pleasure of supporting so that they can find a connection, meaning, and fulfillment in their lives.