My Approach

Many people seek counseling for answers. I'll let you in on a little secret: The answers are already within you!

My job is to help you find them. As a human being,  I recognize the importance of caring for the physical, psychological, and spiritual parts of a person and guide my counseling approach towards facilitating healing and growth in all areas. First and foremost, I focus on creating a safe and trusting relationship. I allow the client (you!) to direct the flow of the session and encourage you to embody the catalyst for change.

 

I integrate various theories of counseling/ life coaching including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existentialism, Transpersonal, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction(MBSR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and other mindfulness-focused approaches.  

Often times, we as humans, get stuck in the depths of our negative minds which leaves us feeling lost and alone . Through counseling, I help remind people of who we are beneath the chaos of the mind, see life from an alternative perspective, and rediscover the beauty of the here and now.

About Me

I was born in Maryland and spent my childhood playing competitive soccer, collecting stuffed animal bears, and laughing with my siblings and friends.  My passion for helping others through life’s challenges spiked after interning at a domestic violence shelter during my undergraduate program and led me to completing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Nowadays, I put effort and time into getting out in nature  through hiking, camping, backpacking, and running. 

I am often described by others as having a calming and easy going demeanor. I attribute this to my dedication to self-care, including caring for my physical and mental health through meditation and yoga practices, maintaining a healthy diet  (most of the time!) and quality sleep .  Following my passion for experiencing life in the fullest way, I have traveled to different regions around the world and currently reside in Guatemala. I strive to provide counseling and coaching services to those who are traveling or are expats, those unable to access in person services, or those who just prefer the comfort of their own home.

Education

Bachelor of Science in

Childhood Studies

St. Bonaventure University

(2010-2014)

Master of Science in Clinical

Mental Health Counseling

Johns Hopkins University   

(2016-2018)

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