earned my Master of Social Work degree from Western Michigan University. I have over 7 years of experience in the world of social work, ranging from home-based therapy to crisis intervention and medical social work. Most of my experience have been working with community social work, assisting with at risk populations in the Grand Rapids area. I have had the pleasure of assisting individuals and families through the hardest times of their lives, including working as an advocate/therapist for victims of domestic violence (i.e., verbal, financial, emotional, physical abuse), working as a social worker in the local emergency departments, and working with families who have suffered significant grief/loss. Some of the techniques and therapeutic interventions that I am currently trained in are brief solution focused, CBT, motivational interviewing, and crisis intervention techniques/ trauma informed care.
I believe that clients are the experts of their narrative/story, and my hope is to encourage and empower you to continue on your path. My role in your journey is to walk alongside you, offering alternatives and tools to assist in your growth. My hope is to provide culturally sensitive, and supportive care to all of my clients.
I love to spend free time recharging with my wonderful/supportive family, listening to music, and enjoying the beautiful Great Lakes in Michigan.
My hope is to provide culturally sensitive, and supportive care to all of my clients.
Continuing education is important in practice and for my own personal growth. As a Clinician, I am focused on continuing education and growing in my skills with DBT and other upcoming techniques in the therapy realm. I am currently pursuing my growth as a clinician by engaging in DBT Training, hoping to serve and help larger populations.
Emergencies: If you are experiencing an emergency or if your need is of an urgent nature, please call 911 or go to your local hospital. Contacting me does not constitute a client therapist relationship unless you are a regular client who is being seen by me in my office.
Bilingual and Multicultural therapy
Children and Adolescents
Trauma and PTSD
Grief and Loss
Trauma and PTSD
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Children (6 to 10)
Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
Racial Justice Allied
USING YOUR INSURANCE?
If you decide to use your insurance benefits for “behavioral or mental health,” contact your insurance company and ask the following questions:
Do I have outpatient mental health benefits?
Do I have a deductible to meet for in or out of network benefits?
If yes, how much is your total deductible?
If yes, how much of the deductible has been met?
Can I be seen by a LLMSW, LMSW, TLLP, LLP, LLPC, LPC, LLMFT, LMFT, or PhD?
Does my insurance allow supervision by a PhD or LMSW?
Is my therapist in or out of network?
If my therapist is out of network, what will my insurance cover for out of network services?
How many visits am I allowed per year?
If there a limit on visits, how many have I used already?
What is my policy plan year (i.e., January to January or September to September)?
Do I need a referral or authorization in order to be seen for therapy or testing?
Will my insurance cover individual and group therapy are on the same day?
What is my copay amount per session?