Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
M.S.Ed., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Youngstown State University, 2010
B.A., Psychology, Youngstown State University, 2005
B.A., Religious Studies, Youngstown State University, 2005
I began my professional career interning in a crisis residential facility where I began full-time employment after graduating. I have worked extensively with group and individual counseling, crisis management, substance use, and severe and persistent mental illness.
I believe all people have the ability and the right to heal. I work with clients to help them acquire effective coping skills that work for them. I view my job as helping to empower clients to make the change and growth necessary to live a life where their struggles are manageable.
I use an eclectic approach to counseling and in collaboration with the client attempt to match them with an effective treatment strategy they will use in and out of sessions. I am mostly influenced by cognitive-behavioral models of counseling for making change; and utilize a brain-based model of counseling to help individuals develop a tangible understanding of their emotional difficulty.
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