About me

I am a licensed professional counselor and board certified sex therapist who specializes in working with adolescents, adults and couples. I have spent recent years providing psychotherapy to high risk adolescents, gender variant clients, and a diverse group of individuals and couples with varying needs and goals. I work with both monogamous and ethically non-monogamous couples and pride myself in providing a judgement free zone for a couples emotional and sexual exploration. 


I work from an emotionally focused lens that privileges the core emotions behind our thoughts and behaviors which ultimately dictate how we experience the world. While I incorporate a number of interventions from various models (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Gestalt) they are all delivered through a relational and attachment based framework. The most powerful force in our treatment will be the healthy relational experience we collaborate to create in our sessions. This relationship will allow us to identify and process difficult maladaptive emotions that have kept you from realizing your full potential. 


EDUCATION

Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

Florida International University 

Miami, Florida 


Professional Training: 

Professional Development

• Sex Therapy Training and Certification: Sex Therapist Certification Program (150 Hours), 2017

• International Transgender Care Certification 2016 (40 Hours)

• Communications Solutions 2015 (12 Hours) YES Institute

• Gender/Orientation Series: Gender Continuum  Part I 2015 (7 Hours) YES Institute

• Gender/Orientation Series: Being and Belonging  Part III 2016 (8 Hours) YES Institute

• A Communication Called Bullying Course 2016 (7 Hours) YES Institute 

• Child Abuse Reporting Tutorial (Completed September 19th, 2016)

• HIV/AIDS Course (3 Hours Completed on October 1st, 2016)

• Gottman Couples Counseling Level 1 Training (2016)

• Gottman Couples Counseling Level 2 Training (2017)

Professional Development Continued

• Gottman Treating Affairs and Trauma (2016)

• The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy: Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship (2016)

• The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy: Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills (2017) 

• Kink Awareness (Alternative Sexual Practices) Certification (2017)

• Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Pyschotherapy: Immersion Course: The Dyadic Repair of Attachment Trauma: Healing at the Edge of Transformational Experience (Five Day Training, 2017)

• Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM Training) (2017)


Professional Associations

• American Counseling Association 

• American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists 

• WPATH Member 

• Chi Sigma Iota: Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International

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