My passion has always been rooted in being of service to people and offering a safe space where healing can take place. Ever since I was young, I was able to sense the suffering of others and quickly experienced the desire to help them feel cared for. Over time, I developed a sense of curiosity about the emotional and mental world of people around me. I wondered how people made it through these challenging times, while remaining in relationship with themselves and their environment.
But, it wasn’t until my own healing journey that I realized I wanted to be a therapist. During this period of profound change, introspection was inescapable. I spent a lot of time exploring my own thoughts and feelings, which gave space for me to heal and grow. As a therapist I know what it is like to be faced with necessary change that initially seems impossible. I also know that the opportunity to be fully seen, heard, and witnessed without judgement is one of the most healing experiences we can have.
When I am not working you can find me reading, spending time in nature, creating art, engaging in a spiritual practice, discovering ways to support environmental sustainability, or learning something new.
- Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University
- Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Religion from Arcadia University
- Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHC) in the State of New York, 009640-01
- Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) in the State of California, 7397
- National Certified Counselor (NCC)
- Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)
- National Board of Certified Counselors
- American Counseling Association
- California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors
- Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
If you don’t transform your suffering, you’ll transmit it.Richard Rohr