I’ve worked with children, families, and individuals for over 15 years. I started working as a respite care worker for folks with disabilities. For me, being a social worker/therapist has taught me that we need experiences with different areas of life because we are complex humans and our issues are not isolated. Part of my training is to see an entire person in a humanistic way. We work to understand a person’s family of origin along with other dimensions.
You can live a full and satisfying life and have struggles. Both can be true.
Here is a highlight of some work I have done: I’ve worked as an in-home therapist where I would go to homes and help families through difficult and stressful situations. From complex trauma to supporting children in their home with transitions. I worked for a non-profit for eight years as an advocate and case manager. I’ve run and lead many groups including: The Daring Way Work, mindfulness/yoga, parenting groups, process groups, and adolescent focussed groups. I’ve done work in the schools, at an eating disorder clinic, and inpatient + outpateint treatment centers. I’ve been a social worker since 2006. I started my private practice in 2012. My past work experiences have helped me to have a wider lens to support you. My work brings me great joy.
I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work from Wayne State University and I am fully licensed in the state of Michigan. I am a Certified Daring Way Facilitator, Certified E- RYT Yoga Teacher + Therapeutic Yoga Training, Certified Nurturing Program Facilitator, Trained by National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. I have hundreds of hours in trainings on the brain (neuroscience), mindfulness + self-compassion, expressive therapy, working with anxiety, shame, and depression. I am very passionate when it comes to growth and learning.
Modalities I use:
Humanistic, Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness Stress Reduction & Self-Compassion Practices, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Buddhism Psychology, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Psychodrama and Play therapy.