I fell in love with the idea of learning about the human mind and experiences when I took my first psychology class my senior year of high school. Initially, my plan was to become a civil attorney and work with major corporations, however I soon realized that was not my dream. I have always been passionate about people, whether it’s by volunteering, networking, or even having conversations with individuals as I travel. I took the path of studying psychology and criminal justice at Ball State University and graduated in 2018. Throughout my time at Ball State, I mentored youth and incoming freshman as well as served on multiple boards and organizations. During my last year as a student, I worked at the Delaware County Juvenile Detention Center where I gained critical knowledge about the injustices and trauma youth within Indiana are left to face. It was at that time that I knew youth and adolescents were whom I was meant to continue to work with.
After graduating, I decided to take a year off of school and work in the field primarily with youth and their families that have open DCS cases. I loved being a small piece of the puzzle in the lives of these individuals and assisting with teaching and modeling skills that aided in the reunification process of families. As I continued to work, I began my masters journey at IUPUI in 2019 and received my MSW with a concentration in Mental Health and Addictions at the IU School of Social Work. I began my role as an addictions therapist after graduation in spring of 2022 where I worked with individuals 18+ struggling with co-occurring disorders.
I have experience working with individual, group, and family therapy. I utilize techniques from interventions such as CBT, ACT, Internal Family Systems, trauma informed therapy, strengths-based, and motivational interviewing.
I LOVE traveling, HGTV, spending time with friends and family, fashion, and going on bike rides with my partner!