A quote that I often think about states, “I’m keeping an eye on the past, an eye on the future, and the present in my pocket.” The message from this quote is the basis for the focus of my practice; to help clients understand or process past trauma and past stressful events, to empower and encouraged clients to work toward fulfilling goals, and to teach clients to be more mindful and present in the here and now for increased life satisfaction. Every person is made of complex experiences, that they have both contributed to and that they have had no control over. It is my passion to assist clients in working through these experiences through Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as well as other evidence-based practices for adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I use an empathetic, warm, and genuine approach to my therapy sessions, as it is my goal for my clients to feel accepted and heard, even when being encouraged or challenged. My worldview is that every person deserves to lead a fulfilling and satisfying life. As for my professional vitae, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Minor in Women’s Studies from The University of Akron and my Master’s in Social Work from Ohio State University.