I am an independently Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I earned my Master’s degree in mental health counseling with a concentration in forensics in 2014. I completed my internship at the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, working with delinquent and high-risk youth. Following my internship in 2015, I was hired as a full-time psychology associate with the Department of Juvenile Corrections, then promoted to Mental Health Team Coordinator. In 2020, I transitioned from the public sector to community private practice.

Throughout my career, I have gained experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who had substance use issues, personality disorders, sexual deviant behaviors, trauma, suicidal ideations and self-harming behavior, victims of sex trafficking, conduct disorders, mood disorders, and a variety of other presenting issues. I also received certifications and training in de-escalation techniques, suicide prevention, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), 7 Challenges substance abuse program, aggression and replacement training (ART), and sex trafficking and recovery (STAR).

My primary focus in treatment includes depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, adjusting to life changes as well as a variety of presenting issues. In therapy, I utilize a person-centered approach in a non-judgmental environment to help navigate through life’s challenges, as well as a DBT approach to encourage, support, and teach skills and other coping techniques.

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