I spent 4 years during my undergraduate and masters education learning the ins and outs of behavior analysis working as an ABA therapist with children aged 2-18. From the clinic setting, to the in-home environment, I was fully immersed with unpredictable challenges that humans and life can throw your way. In this role, I learned how truly remarkable and resilient the brain is and why it is so incredibly important to take a multi-disciplinary approach to supporting the individual’s unique needs. In my practice, I believe it is critically necessary to provide not only my client’s, but also their families with the tools and skills that are needed for support.
During my graduate and post-graduate work, I have had the opportunity of working with a variety of clients including those who have experienced depression, anxiety, OCD and ADHD in the Residential and Outpatient setting. I also have experience and a passion working with individuals that are struggling with eating disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-Eating Disorder, ARFID, and OSFED) disordered eating, negative body image, body dysmorphia and other co-occurring disorders. I am passionate about helping individuals heal their relationship with food and their body, because I believe that every individual deserves a life full of freedom, not only with food and their body image, but with themselves. In my eating disorder practice, I take the approach of practicing Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating.
Working with me, my goal in practice is to always help my client and families feel empowered and seen. I use a client-centered, strength based and trauma-informed approach by using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT), with an emphasis on skill-building using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I look forward to working together with your family and mini mind, and my hope is that you feel supported in this season of life and leave each session feeling more confident that you can support your child’s unique needs.
In my free time, I enjoy digitally drawing mental health graphics on my iPad, going to concerts (50+ and counting), supporting local small businesses, cuddling my cats (Indi + Kona) while watching my favorite comfort shows from the early 2000’s, and going on spontaneous adventures with my partner. Growing up in the first hiker town on the AT, I hope to one day thru-hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.
Undergrad: Purdue University 2020 – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Masters: Indiana University 2022 – Masters in Social Work