Clinical Supervisor, Therapist (LCSW-C)
From an early age, I have found purpose and fulfillment in helping others. Although my path to clinical social work has been an unconventional one with many interesting detours, the goal has remained the same. After relocating from Southern California to Southern Maryland in 2011, I continued to build my skill set and give back to the community in my various roles as transition-age youth worker, adult literacy volunteer, fitness instructor, and small business owner.
In 2016, I achieved a career milestone, earning my master’s degree in social work through Salisbury University. Shortly thereafter, I accepted a position as a Behavioral Health Therapist providing substance use disorder treatment at the local detention center where I discovered a passion for trauma work. Since joining the Serenity Place team in 2020, I have welcomed new opportunities to deepen my knowledge of trauma-focused interventions and provide mentorship as a board-approved Clinical Supervisor.
My love of art, yoga, and humor often inspire my work in helping clients learn to manage the stresses of everyday life and negotiate the complexities of interpersonal relationships. I have experience in treating a variety of needs, but my specialties include addiction, complex trauma, anxiety, bipolar, and personality disorders. As both a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, I use a holistic approach to support my clients in creating positive change and finding courage in dark times. Life can be overwhelming, but health and healing are possible.
- California (MD) Office