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Everyone has moments in life where challenges can be overwhelming or even too much to handle. Let me help you leave that behind and get you back to being you. I truly have a love of helping people reach their potential, and together we can you get to a better place by finding your strengths and building on them to become healthier and leading a more fulfilling life.
I am licensed in the state of Florida and graduated from UNF with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. My many years of experience as a therapist have involved work at Three Springs in Union County as a clinician at a residential treatment facility for teens to Child Guidance Center in Jacksonville, working in the Full Service School Program where I received the Achievement Award three years in a row for my work with children, adolescents and families. Prior to coming to the USA, I worked in the New Zealand educational system as a teacher.
My work is devoted to a wide range of issues that can impact the well-being of individuals, children, families and couples. As a teacher, school counselor, tutor and therapist, I have worked with a great number of them. If you are a parent, then you will wonder and worry about making the right decisions for your children. Ultimately, we all want our kids to grow up to be purposeful, responsible, spiritual and happy adults. Whether the concern is your marriage, infidelity, discipline, sibling rivalry, teenage mood swings, loss of a spouse, the impact depression or anxiety can have on a family, I would consider it a privilege to work with you through your difficulties.
The following are areas where I can be of assistance:
Sexual Abuse and Aggression
Parenting Children and Adolescents with Behavioral Issues
Crisis Intervention and Assessment
Sexual Disorders and Dysfunction
Child/Teen Centered Issues
ACCREDIDATIONS AND ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIPS
American Psychological Association
Florida Youth Challenge Academy Cadet Mentor
Cariad Foundation Board Member
Shannon Miller Foundation Board Member
Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents
Family Therapy with Co-occurring Disorders
Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Exercise and its Effect on Mental Health
You are not alone. All of us have problems with which we must learn to cope and manage or from which we must recover, learn and heal. I am here to help. We can partner together so that I can work with you first to understand and clarify the issues, second to determine practical strategies and choices, third to learn to hear and honor your inner voice so you can implement your decisions and evaluate results.