I received my Bachelors in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then went on to receive my Masters in Social Work from Stony Brook University in New York. I received my clinical license (LCSW) in 2018 while living in Delaware working alongside an incredible team of clinicians in a group private practice. It was there that I further developed my treatment specialties and became known as “the” clinician for severe eating disorders and borderline personality presentations.
From a young age, my generation was taught to embrace the mantras of “toxic positivity,” and research has shown the emotional toll a lifetime of these beliefs can have on a person’s identity formation, especially through adolescence and young adulthood. As we start to try to answer questions about who we are and
what we want out of life, we can feel burdened by the expectations of other people, eventually stifling our true identities so we can stop trying to “fit a square peg in a round hole,” as it were. Adolescents and young/emerging
adults deserve better. You deserve a space where you can be exactly who you are and become exactly who you want to be, in a way that makes you feel seen and validated. At its core, my aspiration is to be exactly the kind of therapist my generational peers and I would have needed in our formative years. A therapist who is authentic, real, nonjudgmental, will call you out when needed (but gently!), and genuinely cares about your success.