Listen, act, and transform
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been practicing Social Work since my undergraduate degree in 2000, and then received my MSW from The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis in 2005.
I am passionate about and have received specific training in mindfulness-based strategies, grief counseling and women's issues. I have found utilizing mindfulness to be beneficial when facing issues of grief, depression, pain management and anxiety. Whatever your wants or needs, my office will provide you the time and safe environment to explore, remember and grieve. The pressures we might feel from society or the expectations we tend to place on ourselves can feel overwhelming. I am here to help restore some sense of balance and navigation that fits your individuality.
Due to our unique and complex nature as human beings, there is not and cannot be a universal therapeutic mentality. While I will introduce various tools, approaches and skills to help guide and empower you, your individual needs, interests and desires will lay the foundation that is most successful for you. Thus, a collaborative client/therapist relationship is of utmost importance. We will consider the whole person, creating an authentic environment in order to facilitate real engagement and change. We are multi-faceted, therefore so is our approach. You will take an active role in your healing process, and I will strive with you to foster a supportive, positive and confidential environment in order to promote a safe space for growth.