Children/teens experience peer pressure, bullying, stress from societal expectations, you name it!
It is a scary time in life, which is why I strive to help your child/teen with the emotional battles they face. In our sessions, me and your child will work together to learn how they can adapt themselves to their environment in a healthy manner.
WHAT I DO…
My purpose is to create a safe and nonjudgmental environment for children/teens so I can guide them into a life worth living. How would I do that? We practice living in the present, develop coping strategies to combat powerful emotions, and adapt effective communicative skills to improve relationships. My goal is to increase self-esteem, intrinsic motivation, autonomy, and whichever fits your child’s needs! I also believe working as a team with parents is crucial to helping their child/teen as a whole.
Though therapy can be a nerve-wracking experience, I aim to be sincere, determined, easygoing, and enthusiastic. My goal is for your child to feel reassured and comfortable to explore their troubles and emotions with me.
MY CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:
I am currently attending the University of Baltimore to get my M.S. in Applied Psychology. After graduation, I intend to obtain my licensure to become a counselor in MD. In 2018, I received my B.S. in Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. During undergrad, I interned for a semester at an inpatient facility for children with trauma related issues and I am currently a certified behavior technician for children with autism (since 2018).
IN MY FREE TIME…
During my free time, I enjoy playing the Legend of Zelda on my Nintendo Switch. When I’m not playing games, I like to walk outdoors for miles at Sugarloaf Mountain or Little Bennett Park (especially during the Fall, my favorite season!). Lastly, family is something that I highly value, so that’s who I spend most of my free time with. Usually, we just go out and eat Korean BBQ or Hotpot (highly recommend both).