Reaching out for mental health treatment can be quite daunting and coupled with various life stressors the whole process can be overwhelming. It is important to know that you and your experiences are valid and do matter. Throughout this journey, please know that you are not alone and that I am very excited to work with you.
I am currently a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Marymount University. I have gained experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in both individual and group settings. I have also gained experience from working in a residential setting specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. I have had the privilege of working with individuals from all walks of life including those experiencing anxiety, depression, various life stressors, and eating disorders.
I believe that the key to successful mental health treatment is the therapeutic relationship. I provide a warm validating environment that fosters self-growth and increases acceptance towards oneself. I look forward to providing you with a safe space to process experiences and emotions that have had and continue to have an impact on you.
I view therapy from a holistic lens and believe that there are several areas within your life that contribute to your overall wellness. I look forward to collaborating with you and fostering a sense of balance within your life. I acknowledge that every individual is unique with different experiences, so I tend to lean towards a Person-Centered Approach. I also integrate from several other theories including, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Attachment Theory. Additionally, I incorporate mindfulness-based techniques throughout sessions.
I work under the direct supervision of Andreea Solfavi, LPC