I received my Master of Social Work with a concentration in mental health from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University - St. Louis; the highest ranked school of social work in the nation during my years of attendance. I started out my career in mental health at Life Crisis Services providing crisis intervention for several suicide prevention help lines. In 2015 I began providing mental health therapy under the intensive training and supervision of licensed psychologist Dr. Erin Vasconcelles at UMSL’s Counseling Services.
During my years of practice I have established a strong track record of success in providing proven-effective interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (depression, anxiety), cognitive processing therapy (PTSD), motivational interviewing (substance abuse recovery/motivation enhancement), and mindfulness practices. I frequently use other approaches as well such as dialectical behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy when those approaches are the best fit for a client.