Credentials and Professional Experience:
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rowan University and my Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with a certification in Child and Family Therapy from Arcadia University. While working on my master’s degree I was blessed with the opportunity to participate in a short-term study abroad to Tanzania, Africa. While there I learned about mental health and medical issues that women and children experience from a global perspective.
Prior to entering the mental health field, I worked as a teacher assistant and direct instructor with children and teens with autism spectrum disorder in their homes and schools. I also worked as an early interventionist/behavioral therapist with children birth to three with global development delays, speech delays, children with autism spectrum disorder and Down’s Syndrome.
I have worked in private practice, mental health outpatient, in home and school settings with children, teens and adults. I have experience working very closely with school staff, child services, psychiatrists, psychologists, and medical professionals to coordinate care for clients. She also has experience working with parents and schools to modify IEP and 504 programs to meet the mental health needs of clients.
As a counselor, I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship with clients and meeting them where they are in their lives. I believe in working together to improve overall daily functioning and wellness along with restoring health after trauma and life’s difficult moments. My goal in therapy is to create a safe space to help clients enhance their stress management, advance their use of coping skills and communication skills, and reframe negative thought processes along with working through any history of trauma. I am very open to feedback from my clients as I want therapy to be as effective for you as possible.
I believe in utilizing techniques from various treatment modalities so that therapy can be tailored to each individual client. Treatment modalities used include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Play Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in individual and family counseling.
Areas of Expertise:
- Play Therapy
- Behavioral Issues
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- School Issues
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Ray of Hope Counseling Services accepts all forms of insurance and Medicaid, has seven convenient locations in Kennesaw, GA, Alpharetta, GA, Conyers, GA, Athens, GA, Canton, GA, Peachtree City, GA and East Cobb/Marietta, GA also serving the surrounding counties.
Call us at (678) 213-2194