I have more than a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families in both clinical and nonclinical settings. As a therapist, educator, trainer and consultant I have had the privilege to share my passion for helping others to achieve their potential, learn skills to build resilience and equip them with the tools to face and overcome any challenge. I consider it an honor and a privilege to help others.
I have a bachelor’s degree in both Developmental Psychology and Social Work from the University of Windsor, and completed a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Toronto with a concentration in Children and Families.
My clinical experience has included providing individual, group and family therapy in various settings to include day treatment programs and schools.
I am an Assistant Professor at University of Detroit Mercy, teaching students to improve their communication skills, build rapport and empathy and provide resources to clients. Prior to this role, I provided services in a Community Mental Health setting as a School Based Clinical Therapist within an urban school district, providing assessments, treatment and crisis interventions to more than two hundred high school students and families per year.
I have State Licensure, in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and am specialized in working with people that have experienced trauma in their lives.
As an Adjunct Lecturer for the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan, as well as a Field Advisor for MSW students, I am diligent in my efforts to contribute to my profession and growth and development to those who would enter the Helping Profession.
Through my commitment to Mental Health and as a certified trainer in Youth Mental Health First Aid© and QPR© suicide prevention, I provide several of these significant trainings throughout the year. My methods of helping others have expanded, where I provide therapy through my own private practice A-Z Counseling, LLC as well as a group practice in the area.
At our first meeting, we will sit down and do a comprehensive assessment to help us understand where you, where you'd like to be and make a plan together of how to get there. We use a holistic, person-centered approach, which means that you are in the driver's seat, because no one is more of an expert on your life than you.
Seeking help can be a scary thing. And a lot of people are turned off of talking to someone about their experiences because they have had a bad experience. Choose not only because we understand that, but because we will do our part to meet you where you are and get you where you going.