For over two decades, my journey in mental health has been fueled by an unwavering passion for helping individuals navigate the intricacies of their minds and emotions. It all began during my high school years when I found solace in used college psychology books, delving into their pages during spare moments. That early curiosity laid the foundation for a lifelong commitment to understanding and supporting mental well-being.
Early in my career, I transitioned into fieldwork, dedicating my efforts to children and families facing challenging times. I provided in-home wraparound services, serving as a pillar of support during their most vulnerable moments. Later, I ventured into aiding seriously mentally ill (SMI) adults, honing my expertise in co-occurring substance use disorders within assertive community treatment. In this capacity, I had the privilege of working with diverse individuals, understanding their unique needs, abilities, and strengths.
After a decade immersed in this crucial work, I embarked on a personal journey of growth and transformation, navigating my own path to self-discovery and restructuring. This period of introspection solidified my belief in the power of integrating past experiences with the present to create a cohesive, empowered self, capable of finding joy and peace.
In my pursuit of higher education, I achieved academic excellence, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with degrees in Biology and Psychology. My thirst for knowledge and passion for counseling psychology led me to Northwestern University, where I currently excel in their Master’s of Counseling program. With a 4.0 GPA and recognition as an Emerging Scholar, I actively engage in research within the field, particularly focusing on counseling psychology education.
My journey eventually led me to Benavieri Counseling, a place that resonated with my values and approach. I was drawn to this agency during my internship due to its unwavering commitment to continuous counselor training, the integration of neurobiological understanding in treatment, and the emphasis on cultivating compassionate and effective therapeutic relationships with clients. At Benavieri Counseling, I found a platform where achieving self-acceptance is viewed as a vital component of the healing process.
My aspiration is to guide clients through their unique healing and restructuring journeys, aiding them in overcoming barriers, recognizing their inherent gifts and strengths, and fostering self-acknowledgment and acceptance. I am deeply honored to work with individuals from all walks of life, and I am committed to being a compassionate ally on your path to transformation and holistic well-being.
Join me in embracing a future where healing, peace, and empowerment are within reach for everyone.