I believe therapy is a supportive space to grow and evolve. Just like an open wound needs time to heal, so do we. Although sometimes that wound may leave a scar, we can acknowledge our experiences while still learning to flourish and make positive changes. My goal is to help support you and empower you in making changes that guide you to authentically living the life you desire. I believe our childhood experiences impact us as we continue through all stages of life. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties. There are many approaches and styles to therapy, and we will work collaboratively to find the best fit. However, I believe the most important factor is to have a trusted, quality therapeutic partnership. I prioritize providing a safe and affirming space for everyone.
I am a licensed social worker in Pennsylvania. I attended Temple University to obtain my Bachelor Degree in Social Work and continued onto the Advanced Standing program at Widener University where I graduated with my Master of Social Work in 2017. In 2018, I returned to Widener University to complete an advanced training in transgender care. I have received over 100 hours of supervision and mentorship from internationally and nationally recognized professionals who have specialized in transgender care for over fifteen years. I am a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) and SOC7 certified.
I have professional experience across multiple settings. While completing college, I was a lead teacher for a preschool focusing on social-emotional and behavioral growth and development. I completed my internships at an inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric hospital, a woman’s shelter providing care for domestic violence (DV) survivors, and attending court while advocating and accompanying DV survivors. I started working as a mobile therapist addressing behavioral health within the community before moving to the role of Outpatient Therapist. I consistently worked as a medical social worker caring for the transgender community assisting in obtaining and preparing for medical intervention, such as contra-hormone therapy and affirming surgeries.