“Yet, even amidst the hatred and carnage, life is still worth living. It is possible for wonderful encounters and beautiful things to exist.” - Hayao Miyazaki
As a lived experience counselor, I believe each person can reach their full potential once they are equipped with the skills to identify and build on their strengths. After five years of teaching middle school Spanish, I realized my passion for supporting the mental health needs of adolescents and began pursuing my Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Missouri - Kansas City in 2018. As a teacher, I prided myself on my ability to create meaningful relationships with my students and always made space in my classroom to discuss mental health and well-being. I bring these experiences as well as my own personal struggle with mental illness into my role as a counselor through a Dialectical Behavior Therapy lens. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to music, playing video games, and making art.
Adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm, and gender and sexuality questions.
MY TREATMENT APPROACH
I utilize a variety of approaches including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Person-Centered Therapy.
EDUCATION & ASSOCIATIONS
Bachelor of Science in K-12 Spanish Education from the University of Kansas
Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Missouri - Kansas City, expected graduation in May of 2021
Member of the American Counseling Association
ACCEPTED INSURANCE PLANS
Self pay, reduced rates available.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings as well as Saturday daytime appointments
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