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University of Virginia | Master of Education
I received my Master of Education degree from the University of Virginia in 2007, with a focus on school counselor education. I have over 15 years of counseling/teaching experience working with children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings including schools and group homes. For 9 years, I worked as an Elementary School Counselor in the state of Virginia and have worked as a Middle School Counselor for 6 years in the state of Michigan. Since 2019, I have worked as a clinical therapist at Triad with a focus on supporting individuals and families.
All people do well “if they can.” I believe that environments which promote emotional safety, exploration of personal meaning, and critical thinking challenge people to become more socially and emotionally aware. Using a skills building and strengths focused approach, I work with clients to develop greater self-confidence and offer an opportunity for success at school, home, and within the community. My extensive school background has helped me develop strategies in working with relational aggression, assertive communication, anxiety, perfectionism, depression, anger management, ADHD and a strong understanding of how to self-advocate within the school system. In the clinical setting, I draw heavily from Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, Existential, and Solution-Focused approaches believing in each person’s inherent ability and desire to succeed, change, and reflect on the most meaningful, purposeful, and appropriate life direction. Through this lens, I look to magnify success versus highlight problems.