Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
I empower and encourage individuals, couples and families to overcome personal obstacles and life challenges. Using clinically tested and evidence-based interventions. I have worked in this field over 10 years. I have various life and professional experience in working with the foster care system, child abuse, grief counseling, vocational rehabilitation, the juvenile justice system, school discipline, and substance abuse. I am a certified rehabilitation counselor and a certified school/guidance counselor. I have a master’s degree in counseling and psychology, with a specialization in child welfare, mental health and school counseling from Troy University. I have a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of West Florida.
I have a broad and unique base of experience counseling children and adolescents. Areas of emphasis with children include mood disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, conduct disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, and schizophrenia. I also have significant experience working with children and adolescents who have experienced developmental delays, varying degrees of trauma, various types of physical and/or sexual abuse, abandonment and/or neglect, dysfunctional family systems, as well as issues related to intellectual disability and physical handicaps.
I also have a strong base of counseling experience working with adults in a variety of settings. Specialty areas include depression, bipolar disorder, general mood disorders posttraumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder. I am also experienced in the areas of family therapy. I work with clients from all backgrounds with a variety of limitations.