If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, stress, trauma, self-esteem and need support to establish goals while navigating a challenging educational landscape you have come to the right place. There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach to life or therapy. Each of us requires a unique approach that best fits our needs. I believe that you, while in the process of self actualization can come to an understanding of the traumas that have happened to you in the course of your life. This will allow you to focus on removing roadblocks on your unique path to success. I will work with you to help you move closer to achieving your goals while nurturing the emerging adult within you. My approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and It is essential to create a space that offers clients a positive, inclusive environment where individual personal development can thrive.
I have been a School Counselor for over twenty years. By actively engaging with clients utilizing a multicultural framework I have helped them navigate the varying challenges of adolescence through young adulthood. The diversity of the clients I work with presents many opportunities to understand their worldview, struggles, attitudes, beliefs and unique characteristics. I support clients in a calm, gentle, environment while helping them check their thinking, set goals and learn strategies to get back on track to success. My approach focuses on helping people address their individual self-concept, feelings of marginalization, social identities, and beliefs while assisting them with developing resiliency, self advocacy skills along with a healthy, self-confident outlook on life.
I am a graduate student In the Advanced Graduate Certificate program obtaining my Mental Health Certificate from the University of Buffalo. My Academic journey also includes two Masters degrees, one from Hofstra University in Education and the other from Long Island University-CW Post in School Counseling. My undergraduate degree was earned at Buffalo State College where I majored in Criminal Justice and minored in Sociology. My education and experience has prepared me to provide you with support and facilitate an approach that encourages mental, emotional and physical well-being. I have always worked to maintain a commitment to continuous education, thereby ensuring that I remain well informed and best prepared to serve my clients.