I currently serve clients Deale, Maryland located in southern Anne Arundel County (SoCo) and around the state virtually. My specialty is working with teen and preteen girls and supporting the mothers who love them.
Born and raised in Cecil County, I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master of Education in School Counseling from the University of Maryland College Park. I currently live in a rural area within Anne Arundel County, which has enabled me to enjoy a small community life, including the joy of keeping chickens.
As a Professional School Counselor, I have worked closely with children Pre-K through 8th grade and implemented over a hundred 504 plans for students with additional educational needs. I have also practiced as a child therapist, supporting children and teens in individual sessions with a variety of developmental, social and emotional needs as well as issues related to body image and puberty.
My role as a therapist has also included adults. With training in mental health, suicide prevention, trauma-focused therapy, crisis intervention, and emergency planning and response, I've used my skills to help First Responders and victims of Natural Disasters with the American Red Cross.
As a National Board Certified Teacher and School Counselor, I have had the pleasure of presenting at national conferences on the topic of Measuring Mindfulness in a School Setting and Implementing Second Step. Additionally, I have delivered over 100 mental health workshops and presentations to educators, leadership and parents.