Licensed Master Social Worker
- GENDER: Female (She/her/hers)
- LANGUAGE: English
I am a licensed master social worker who provides therapy to adolescents and adults. I work with clients to develop a strong therapeutic relationship that promotes growth and healing. My holistic approach is rooted in trauma-sensitive care and attachment theory, and I utilize self-compassion, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral interventions to help clients in their process. My experience includes working with individuals and families to address anxiety and depression, trauma, relational issues, parenting challenges, attachment issues and life transitions.
I earned my Master of Social Work from the University of Iowa in 2023 with an emphasis on family-centered practice, and began my career as an intern in the Center's Graduate Clinical Training Program. Before becoming a social worker, I worked for over a decade as a public school teacher and as an advocate for individuals and families experiencing intimate-partner violence. I previously earned a Master of Fine Arts in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa, and with this background hope to bring creativity, curiosity, and meaning-making into therapy with clients.
I believe compassionate, authentic, and accepting human connection is a healing force, and I hope to provide a brave and hopeful space for exploration. I seek to listen without judgment, with genuine interest, and to be an empathic witness to the individuals who share their experiences, challenges and triumphs. Outside my work at the Center, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling near and far, playing with my two chihuahuas, and exploring my curiosities through reading and learning of all forms.
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- Training Programs
- Anxiety, Depression, Emotions
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapies
- Adolescents (13-17 years)