I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Prior to receiving my MSW from The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis in 2005, I worked with homeless women and children as a case manager. Since my graduate degree, I have been a School Social Worker, as well as a part-time adjunct academic advisor for MSW students and volunteer program coordinator for young adults participating in a career development year through the National Benevolent Association.
Professionally, 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.
In my personal life, I love spending time with family, engaging with the outdoors and trying new things. I am a runner, Barre3 instructor and recreational climber. Being active is an important aspect of my personal life and one that brings me much healing and happiness. Additionally, meditation is also an essential daily practice that I find enables me to remain open, clam and mindful as I engage with life. I am a life-long learner, and recently completed a certification program with The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. I am confident that these skills and techniques will help facilitate a deeper mind-body connection for my clients.