My experience encompasses working with at risk youth and families, individuals with Intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, disruptive behaviors, self-injurious behaviors, autism spectrum disorder, severe and persistent mental illness, comorbid disorders, co-occurring disorders, traumatic brain injury, and trauma. As a therapist I am warm, open, encouraging, and direct. I consider myself an active therapist combining experience, education, creativity, and a down-to-earth, realistic approach. I utilize an eclectic approach to draw from a variety of theories to create client specific treatment goals. I know what it is like to harshly criticize yourself and to feel like everything is out of control. I am compassionate about helping others overcome their struggles with mental health. I believe we are forever on the path of self-discovery and the secret to healing is accepting where you are, forgiving yourself, and loving yourself. Life is tough but so are you. You will be amazed at what you can attract when you start believing in what you deserve. Let us work together to reclaim your peace.