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I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida with 4 years of experience. I graduated from the University of Florida with my bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Family, Youth, and Community Science. I continued my education at the University of Central Florida where I earned my Masters Degree in Counselor Education: Mental Health Track. I have extensive training and experience in play therapy. Primarily, I have worked in the school system and have subsequently become certified as a school counselor as well. Being in the schools, I have had a wide variety of experience with various issues and populations. My strengths are working with parents on parenting strategies, relationship building, communication, anxiety, depression, attachment related concerns, and self-esteem/self-worth.


My counseling style is typically person-centered as well as incorporating cognitive behavioral approaches. I use my background in play therapy to aid in using expressive methods in session. I believe that sometimes the most growth comes from processing the things we create rather than say. However, counseling is never a one size fits all, and I take the time to collaborate with my clients on what works best for them. My personality is warm and accepting. I focus on building a positive and trusting relationship first and foremost. Some of the main skills that I use in session are reflection, metaphor, questioning, and helpful confrontation.


Congratulations on taking the first, brave, step in working on becoming the best version of you! I look forward to having the honor of working with you!


Specialties

Anxiety
Depression

Education

MA (Master of Arts)
University of Central Florida

BA (Bachelor of Arts)
University of Florida

Accepted Insurance

United Healthcare
Oscar Health
Oxford


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