Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I'm a cautious person, but I love a good adventure
I am an aunt to seven incredible nephews and nieces!
My dog's name is Professor Lupin (from the book series Harry Potter)
“Showing up, being present in the moment and helping someone feel safe, seen and soothed, that’s my North star. That is always the answer” – Tina Payne Bryson
I am a passionate, patient and open-minded person. I strive to provide support, remove barriers, and ultimately help families build skills and use resources to succeed. I aim to create a space in which all clients regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sex or gender feel safe.
When I am not working, I love to spend time with my family. I also enjoy game nights, reading, eating out, and exploring new parks. When we can get away, my famil and I like to rock climb, camp, and hike. I am also an adamant fan of yoga and mindfulness.
University of Michigan, MSW, Master's in Social Work
Grand Valley State University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology
I have provided home-based and outpatient services to a variety of children, adolescents, and their caregivers for the past six years. Prior to that, I worked with children and vulnerable adults in many other capacities such as caregiver, camp counselor, and mentor.
I am a trauma-informed and relationship-focused clinician. I am fortunate to have completed level one training for Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.
I have also completed several trainings on mindfulness including Kelly Mahler’s Interoceoption Curriculum, and a trauma-focused mindfulness training taught by David Treleaven. Additionally, I specialize in work with children and adolescents who experience anxiety and OCD.