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I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of clinical experience working with adolescents and adults in community mental health and private practice settings. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Social Work with a certificate in mental health. I believe it to be a unique privilege to assist others on their journey for healing, growth, and resiliency.
My approach is trauma-informed and person-centered utilizing evidence-based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with influences from Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Somatic Experiencing (SE). I enjoy incorporating education about the brain and nervous system into therapy for understanding the mind and body as a whole.
I can assist with a variety of concerns, especially anxiety management, boundary-setting, and compassion-based processing of attachment/relational trauma.
Each client I work with sets their own pace as I am a firm believer in each person’s autonomy and expertise in their own life. I strive to create an environment of non-judgment and curiosity focusing on what is in the present, what is meaningful, and where the willingness resides with each person.