I am a pre-licensed fellow at Pivot Collaborative. I earned my Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University and worked for five years as a school social worker, working with elementary and middle school students. I have experience navigating queerness, as well as growing up in religious spaces with a bi-cultural identity. My professional experience extends from being a school social worker, teacher, group facilitator, to a youth advocate.
Over the years as a school social worker, I have supported children, adolescents, and families navigate through life changes, explore conflict resolution strategies, and build emotional regulation skills. I facilitated grief and loss support groups for elementary and middle school students and worked with young people experiencing thoughts and patterns of self harm.
By exploring inner narratives and collaborating on strategies for growth, I support clients with building capacity for emotional regulation and practicing radical self love. I love working with children, young people, and adults. My areas of specialty include working with middle school aged adolescents, navigating bi-culturalism, and exploring the intersection of religion and queerness.
I acknowledge how systems of oppression and intersectionality impact mental health and influence our daily lives and inner narratives. I believe in the power of community care and the importance of creating a world that does not rely on police to manage conflict. I uphold the values of prison abolition and strive to practice anti-carceral mental health.
My therapy practices are centered around the following modalities: strengths-based theories, relational, narrative therapy, group therapy, and anti-oppressive practices.
I am also trained as a birth doula and yoga instructor.
Sliding Scale/BCBS PPO/BCBS Blue Choice