I attended the University of Missouri at Columbia, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2001. Throughout my undergraduate and post-undergraduate years, I partook in as many diverse clinical settings as possible, working both professionally and voluntarily for the university, half-way houses, substance abuse groups, and depression/self-esteem support groups.
In 2004, I moved to Chicago to pursue graduate studies at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling psychology. I earned my LCPC in February of 2011, and since 2006 have been working with underserved populations traumatized by gang violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and physical abuse. My treatment modalities range from individual, family, to group counseling.
In 2010, I began pursuing further education in both biofeedback and trauma education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to continue advancing my knowledge and skill in the power of connecting both mind and body. Over the past ten years of experience working with people of all ages, races, and gender, I have incorporated strategies found to be effective in providing not only relief of symptoms, but also in promoting emotional and psychological growth. My primary interest is in treating trauma and anxiety-related disorders. Rooted in cognitive-behavioral interventions, mindfulness exercises, and biofeedback/EEG biofeedback techniques, my treatment approach never stops evolving.