No matter where you have been, your story matters. Your story is the basis of our work and while we can’t rewrite it, we can turn the page so you can write your future.
I love working with tweens and teenagers and helping them overcome difficult obstacles and find their path in life. I have 15 years of experience working with tweens/teens and families and this has provided me the opportunity to see the challenges one can face in a multitude of environments and relationships. This age can be tough for both the teen and the parent and I lean in to those challenges and strive to help navigate the ups and downs.
I also have a passion of working with women’s issues. I often hear women talk about how at different times in their lives they have struggled to manage it all. Women often feel the weight of the world on their shoulders and receive messages from our inner circles and society as a whole that dictate how we should feel and act. Women also can have a lot of struggles when it comes to starting a family and managing the stressors of being a mom. It can feel very isolating if you are struggling and don’t know where or who to turn to.
In our sessions, you will be heard and your feelings will be validated. You will have a safe place to express yourself without judgement. You will learn how to practice mindfulness and self care. You will learn confidence and self esteem boosting techniques, as well boundary setting. We will work through past hurts and develop a solid foundation for the future while learning to live in the present. We will work together to find your best coping skills and ways to deal with the many life stressors.
Therapy is most effective when you are comfortable with your therapist and the “fit” feels right. Because this connection is important, I welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have.
I use a mix of Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a Solution-Focused approach, but I believe that each client is unique and I tailor each session to the individual needs presented.
Education and Experience
- Master’s degree in Social Work from KU
- Clinical Social Work Licensed in KS and MO
- 2 years as a child/adolescent/family therapist in Community Mental Health in KCK
- K-8 School Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY from 2007-2014
- 5th-12th grade Senior School Social Worker in Kansas City, MO from 2014-2019