I've been interested in psychology and human behavior for as long as I can remember. I worked in the arts, education and the corporate sector before returning to school for a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. I graduated from Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida with highest honors in 2011.
I have provided mental health services in Pinellas County for over ten years and became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida in 2013. My work experiences have been diverse, including inpatient psychiatric, medical hospital and community mental health settings. I have experience working with individuals impacted by chemical dependency. I have assisted parents who were in the process of family reunification after children were removed from their care. In 2015, I began work with as a medical case manager for a health plan and eventually became a Board-Certified Case Manager by the Commission for Case Management Certification. My work in the health field has shaped my view of how the physical body and the human psyche are inextricably intertwined. I now focus fully on private practice therapy for individuals and couples.
Random bits about me:
I have been a dog lover since I was a tiny toddler. I terrified my parents because I would run up to any random dog to make friends. So far, I have never met a dog I didn’t like!
I love music and live theatre. My younger self trained as a performer, and I have had the privilege of entertaining audiences through drama, comedies and musical theatre until life shifted my focus and I became a parent, a teacher and eventually, a therapist.
I love to travel. Italy, Scotland, Albania and Canada are favorite places that I have explored so far.
I have a fascination for waterfalls. I could look and listen to them for hours!
You can always catch me listening to audio books or watching YouTube videos about psychology and human potential.