I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in trauma and mindfulness-based therapy practices. I hold a Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina as well as an undergraduate degree in International Relations and Spanish from The Ohio State University. I have also worked as a clinical massage therapist, reiki practitioner, and continue to hone my knowledge of both Eastern and Western healing modalities in order to provide holistic mental health services to my clients.
My specialty areas are Trauma (PTSD, sexual assault, sexual abuse, domestic violence, etc.), Anxiety, and Depression. I generally use a combination of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, an evidence-based treatment used to heal trauma/PTSD. Most of my clients are drawn to the mindfulness focus as a means to either avoid having to take medication or as a way to more sustainably manage their challenges with minimal medication.