Who am I?

I received my Bachelor’s in Human Services from Columbia College in 2014 and began to work as a Community Support Specialist. After finishing my Master of Social Work degree in 2019. I worked as both Fulton State Hospital and Centerpointe Hospital as a social worker. I have a passion for mental health and overall wellness.

I love working with people to help them learn new skills and ways of looking at the world in order to achieve goals that they may have not felt were even possible. Mental illness and other life stressors can feel completely debilitating at times. However, that’s why I’m here. I can help you get through difficulty and come out the other side.

I am comfortable working with people who come from diverse backgrounds. I strive to be open, accepting, accessible, and do not discriminate based on color, sex, age, sexuality, gender identity, political beliefs, religion, or any other identity or social group. If you are human, I would love to work with you.

I absolutely believe in confidentiality and HIPPA. The relationship that a person has with a therapist requires trust and confidence. Since I only provide virtual services unless you live in Columbia, I have made using HIPPA compliant technology a priority for my practice. This means that meeting online is as close to meeting in an office as possible with regard to confidentiality.

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LMSW, Therapist, animal lover

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