Pleasant Hills office
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I obtained an MSEd from Duquesne University, with a concentration in School Counseling. My mental health career started after graduating from Allegheny College with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I went on to work in a group home with young adults, as a crisis technician at a 24/7 walk-in center, and as a mental health service coordinator for children and adolescents, with a focus on clients that were involved in the child welfare system.
In addition to my private practice counseling work, I have experience as a school counselor working with both elementary and middle school-aged students. I believe one of the most important aspects of my job as a counselor is to offer direct support to my clients with a range of issues including (but not limited to): depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, familial or social issues, and stress management. I have valuable experience collaborating with many stakeholders to support my client’s success.
The foundation of my practice is based on building a strong client-therapist relationship. I pull from several types of treatment modalities, utilizing a basis of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while supplementing my practice with aspects of Reality Therapy and Positive Psychology. I feel it is important to collaborate with my clients to identify their strengths, perceived barriers, and to set goals/interventions to work towards their desired results. I am hopeful that with my support, my clients can work toward enhanced well-being and perceived life functioning.