With over 20 years combined experience in the mental health field and as a first responder, I have an exceptional understanding of the way traumatic events shape our minds and bodies. This includes how we perceive every facet of our lives, from work, relationships, and absolutely who we see in the mirror. Trauma can be very difficult to navigate. But the good news is - you don't have to be stuck. We can work to erase the symptoms of trauma and get you back to being the best you that you can be.
My clinical experience includes work in the nonprofit and private sector with individuals, and groups, helping people heal from abuse, stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma. Additionally, I have spent over 15 years working in the criminal justice system, as a law enforcement officer and first responder training coordinator. I have worked with the Pinellas County Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)Team as well as the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office CISM team. My background makes me uniquely qualified to understand the work-life balance that first responders face in their daily lives.
I believe in client-focused, strength-based, and solution-focused approach, working with each person in their unique set of circumstances to help find the path to their best, happiest, and most confident self! I look forward to meeting you!
Ed.D., Counseling Psychology, 2008
Argosy University, Sarasota, Fl
M.A., Criminology, 1999
University of South Florida, Tampa FL.
License and Certifications:
Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH 17289
Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional ADC-011074-2015
Certified E-Therapist CET 100027
Certified Accelerated Resolution Therapist (Basic and Advanced)
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
The Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association
The International Society of Accelerated Resolution Therapy
Florida Mental Health Counselors Association
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
National Center for Crisis Management