The population I serve is one that is commonly misunderstood, so providing a non-judgmental space where patients feel comfortable expressing themselves is fundamental. Once the transformation process begins in our work together, patients start to learn more about their real selves and value systems. It is exceptionally rewarding to be a part of this transition.
My connection to the AODA (alcohol and other drug abuse) field is quite unique in having the opportunity to work alongside my mother – also a counselor – early on with co-facilitation efforts. The counseling I do today ranges from one-on-one and intensive outpatient therapy to aftercare and pre-treatment group facilitation for various age groups. In every situation, it is important to remember that the struggles we overcome often equate to personal change and growth for the future.
Not Board Certified (2017)