I utilize a creative, positive and strength-based approach that focuses on personal empowerment. I am inspired and energized by the opportunity to be part of people's journey towards their unique goals. I have a strong passion and interest in the important connection between physical health and mental health and therefore greatly enjoy working with those who struggle with eating concerns and body image.
After earning a B.A. in psychology at Rollins College, I continued on to earn my Masters in Mental Health Counseling to further my life goal of helping others manage and overcome their personal challenges.
My clinical experience includes counseling at the House Next Door in Volusia County, the UCF Counseling Center, and White Picket Fence Counseling Center. While at UCF I facilitated eating disorder process groups, and was a member of the Eating Disorder Treatment Team where I collaborated with nutritionists, physicians, and psychiatrists on treatment and recovery efforts. Also at UCF, I presented on a variety of eating disorder topics including body image and self esteem. I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients with diverse needs. I have a special interest in working with concerns related to self-esteem, body image, eating disorders, depression, and performance anxiety in sports.
At White Picket Fence I work with clients individually and in groups to help them better understand their eating concerns, change destructive beliefs/behaviors, and build self-esteem. I work closely with dietitians, physicians, and psychiatrist and believe that working from a team approach provides the best opportunity for recovery.