"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself"- Ralph Waldo Emerson. I have a passion to assist those struggling to find just that: peace.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have been utilizing this model for over a decade. I am certified in Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD Treatment through the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. I am also a professional member of the International OCD Foundation and have completed their Pediatric OCD Training. I have completed training in Body Dysmorphic Disorder through Massachusetts General Hospital. I am also an official advocate with the International OCD Foundation and a member of the Therapists with OCD Special Interest Group and Body Dysmorphic Special Interest Group through the IOCDF.
I am a member of The TLC Foundation for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors and have completed their Professional Training in order to treat those with trichotillomania, skin picking disorders, and other BFRBs. In addition, I am a certified Kids Yoga Teacher.
I obtained my Bachelors in Social Work at Kansas State University in 2005 and my Masters in Social Work at Newman University in 2008. In addition to therapy, my background includes foster care, adoption, education, and inpatient hospitalization.
I am passionate about fine arts. Play or art therapy are models that can be used with my clients. Occasionally, yoga and mindfulness techniques are also applied.