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Wayne State University | Master of Social Work
I received my Master of Social Work degree from the Wayne State University School of Social Work in 2014 where my focus of concentration was on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems. I also received my graduate certification in Social Work Practice with Families and Couples from Wayne State University and my School Social Work certification from Michigan State University. In addition to providing therapy to clients, I have several years of experience in case management and working with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. I am a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) and currently work in a high school as a School Social Worker. My practice specialties include working with clients on issues such as academics, ADHD, anxiety, coping mechanisms, depression, disabilities, peer relationships, personal growth, self-esteem, self harm, trauma, and stress and/or anger management.
My approach is to meet clients where they are, in whatever stage or walk of life. I mainly utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques in a solution focused and client centered environment. I also use integrative approaches and mindfulness to help clients promote a better sense of awareness and presence in their own lives. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. CBT is based on the core principles that psychological problems are based, in part, on faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking and learned patterns of unhelpful behavior, and that people can learn better ways of coping with them, thereby relieving their symptoms and becoming more effective in their lives.