Credentials: Counseling Intern
Client Population: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families
Primary Approaches/Treatment Specialties: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
Location: Stone Ridge, Telehealth
Availability: Day, Evening
My passion for counseling comes from my own journey with anxiety, depression, and trauma. As I grew through those experiences, I learned helpful tools and skills to cope with emotions and can help you find what works best for you. I will meet you where you are and work with you to achieve your goals in a way that feels authentic to you. Each phase of life brings different challenges, and I will help you learn to cope with life transitions, improve communication, and become more self-aware.
I believe it is essential to your personal growth to create a safe space where we can build a trusting relationship based on authenticity, collaboration, respect, and vulnerability. To cultivate our relationship, I will offer compassion and empathy without judgement of your feelings and experiences. The integrative therapeutic framework I use allows me to incorporate creativity, humor, and mindfulness strategies to custom fit your unique interests and needs. I practice under the supervision of Casey Sarafinas, LPC.
“I see your fear, and it’s big. I also see your courage, and it’s bigger. We can do hard things.” – Untamed, Glennon Doyle
Helping others is at the core of who I am, both personally and professionally. In my spare time, I enjoy crocheting, listening to audiobooks, music and podcasts, relaxing with my husband and our rescue beagle named Copper, and spending time with family and friends.
As the Client Care Coordinator at the Wellness Connection LLC, I provide excellent quality of care to all clients by answering calls and correspondence, identifying client needs, and scheduling them with appropriate services and clinicians.
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Liberty University
B.S. in Communications and Family Studies, James Madison University
American Counseling Association
Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society
Virginia Counselors Association