Clinical Counselor and Outreach & Consultation Coordinator
B.A.: English, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
M.A.: Counseling, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
I am a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor by the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, and Marriage and Family Board. Clinically, I have worked with a diverse population, including individuals of various ages, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds. My work experience has included, but is not limited to, working with survivors of interpersonal violence (sexual assault/abuse, domestic violence, stalking), children and families with severe and persistent mental health diagnoses, and college age students. I enjoy facilitating support, psycho-education, and process groups for adolescents and adults. Overall, I enjoy providing culturally sensitive community outreach and both individual and group counseling services.
I have received training in Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Mindfulness. My professional interests include social justice and advocacy, systematic oppression and counseling with vulnerable populations, trauma-based disorders, cultural competence, and outreach and prevention.
My approach to counseling is integrative; drawing from cognitive behavioral, systems, psychodynamic, person-centered, and humanistic theories. I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and work to create an atmosphere of support and collaboration for clients. A supportive and collaborative atmosphere allows clients an opportunity to tell their story, find their voice, and feel empowered. I also believe that it is important to help clients explore the connection between their thoughts, behaviors, and feelings and develop effective ways of addressing these issues
Wellness is holistic and should focus on the whole person, mind, body, and spirit. I believe that a person is, as a whole, impacted by both internal and external factors, and this is an important component when discussing total wellness. Finding ways to stay grounded and practice good self-care are essential in optimal living. I am active in my local faith community, service-oriented (often volunteering within the Cincinnati community), and enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I maintain balance through writing, reading, running, prayer, and meditation.
Professionally, I participate at local, state, and national levels to advocate for the advancement of the counseling profession, needs of clients, and socially relevant areas. I am actively involved with the mentoring of future counselors through my relationships with local mental health counseling programs. I am also a member of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach (AUCCCO) and serve as the Outreach and Consultation Coordinator for the Counseling Center.