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University of Michigan | Master of Social Work
I received my B.A. in English and a Minor in Sociology from Oakland University where I graduated in 2018. My internships for my undergrad were always in a school setting since my original plan was to become a secondary education english teacher. During a gap year between my undergraduate and graduate school, I did one year of service with an Americorps program called City Year Detroit from 2019-2020. While I worked at a school in Detroit during my time in city year, I realized my passion was more geared in the social work realm. I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 2021 where my focus of concentration was on Interpersonal Practice Mental Health and Substance Abuse pathways. As a graduate student, I completed an internship with Hegira Health Inc. a community mental health facility where we provided individual counseling to those who needed better access to mental health and treatment services. Since 2021 I have been working full-time as a residential treatment therapist for individuals, groups and families who are in the juvenile justice system. Since October of 2022, I have been working part time as a mental health therapist in the Private Practice Sector. I have extensive direct care experience working with children and adolescents in various settings that has helped me build transferable skills that are benefiting me in this work. These settings include schools, in home care, outpatient therapy and residential care. I also have knowledge about the importance of trauma informed care which is also a big part of my practice. I obtained my Clinical Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner certificate through Starr Commonwealth in April of 2022 as well as my QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper program certificate in June of 2022.
Life is constantly bringing us an assortment of hardships. Throughout our lives, these challenges can cause us to deal with anxiety, stress, depression, suicidal ideations, addiction, and other negative personal challenges. It is of the utmost importance that my therapeutic approach be fitting for each of my clients and to not reflect a “one size fits all” approach. Everyone is different and unique and your therapeutic treatment plan we create in collaboration will reflect this. I utilize the Person-Centered Planning approach with all of my clients so each individual feels they have autonomy over their therapeutic journey and treatment. With emphasis on Person-Centered Planning, I also integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, the Transtheoretical Model (also known as the Stages of Change), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy within my practice and treatment with clients.