Mental Health Counseling Student Intern

I am a highly relational person and have a passion for knowing others. As a child, I was actively involved in team sports, Sunday school, and miscellaneous social activities. From an early age, I learned that my brain is naturally inquisitive, and I am skilled at connecting with others, regardless of the environment. 

What is your main goal when working with a client?

My main goal is for my client to feel known, safe, and accepted. I want my clients to be able to share their deepest thoughts and feelings in an environment where it will be held with warmth, compassion, and honesty. Each client is invited to share their story at their own timing and with their personal level of comfort. 

What is your approach and what methods do you employ?worldview, and experiences. It is important that I meet each person where they are and help walk alongside them as a support.

My approach is client-centered, with an emphasis on the relationship between counselor and client. It is important to me to hear your story while forming a relationship with you. I will work hard to attune to you and your needs, while working collaboratively with you to decide steps in therapy. 

I enjoy setting goals alongside clients that are attainable and worthwhile for healing/growth. I welcome feedback along the way so that you are getting the most out of your time with me. Depending on the needs, I take on a couple of approaches: Attachment based therapy, which helps clients mend or heal from fractured family relationships. 

Secondly, a trauma-informed approach, which means I seek an awareness of the widespread impact of trauma on life experience and relationships.

What age groups do you most often work with?

I enjoy working with all ages. My strengths are with adolescents and young adults, especially women. 

Are you passive or active in the session, what can a client typically expect sessions to be like while working with you?

Each client has different needs and wants depending on what their situation is. I am heavy on questioning and listening as I gain insight into your story. As we progress, I fall somewhere in the middle.

What is your background and what are your credentials?

I am a student Mental Health Counselor Intern. I was born in Orlando, Florida, and have been here since. I attended University of Central Florida for my undergraduate degree  and then eventually decided to continue my education at Palm Beach Atlantic University to pursue my Masters in counseling, which l will complete in Summer of 2022. 

I am a highly relational person and have a passion for knowing others. As a child, I was actively involved in team sports, Sunday school, and miscellaneous social activities. From an early age, I learned that my brain is naturally inquisitive, and I am skilled at connecting with others, regardless of the environment. 

What is the reason you decided to get into counseling?

I faced a handful of traumatic events growing up, in and outside of home. Through digging deeper into my story and my mental well-being, I fell in love with the process. The work was (and is) hard, but I was/am getting to see what happens when you face deep-rooted pain. Having a front row seat in helping others with this process gives me joy and purpose. 

Tell us about your education.

I received my BA in Elementary Education from University of Central Florida. I am currently completing my final year in obtaining my MA in mental health counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. I am working toward a concentration in Trauma, which gives me the background of trauma-informed care to crisis and trauma survivors. 

2015

Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education

University of Central Florida
2020

Member of American Counselors Association

Currently Pursuing Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Palm Beach Atlantic University

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