I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a specialty in mental health and trauma. I have worked extensively with a variety of severe mental illnesses, trauma, suicidality, personality disorders, depressive disorders, grief and anxiety. I practice from a strengths based perspective and I am trained in Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I utilize a collaborative approach for treatment planning and therapeutic work. My availability of evening and weekend hours is set up in a way that I believe is convenient for my clients. I enjoy doing this work and learning about my clients and their experiences.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from IUPUI in 2012. I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from IUPUI in 2015. I completed practicum experiences at Larue Carter State Hospital and Marion County Public Defender Agency. I served as a group facilitator at both Larue Carter State Hospital and Brooke’s Place. I completed ASIST suicide intervention training and served on a suicide hotline in Marion County.
I have lived in Indianapolis for over 15 years. I am mother to a beautiful teenage daughter and 2 large breed dogs. I am an animal lover and a lifetime student. I look forward to advocating and supporting people through their journey. I am compassionate about my work and my clients and find value in every person’s story. I believe the decision to seek therapy is brave and can ultimately make the world a better place.