About

THERAPEUTIC STYLE

My goal is to inspire change in your life by exploring the learning path for personal growth. In addition to analyzing and identifying problems, I focus on building your strengths; in collaborating to unlock the power you already have, but can’t currently access. Together we will explore solutions that are effective and achievable. I have a warm and engaging style of working and an important ability to connect with my clients in a way that allows you to make the positive changes that you want. I listen compassionately and respectfully, providing a safe space for each person’s unique obstacles to be heard, and work accordingly with each individual’s own strengths and preferences.

BACKGROUND

I worked as the Life Management Therapist for a renowned integrative health and wellness center in Miami Beach, where I conducted individual, couples and family psychotherapy for brief and long-term clients, facilitated weekly psycho-educational lectures and collaborated with other health practitioners in Guest Health Packages including Stress Management, Optimal Wellness, Men’s & Women’s Health, and Executive Health.

I earned my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling and in Exceptional Student Education from Barry University. Prior to this, I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts from New World school of the Arts. After completing my second masters’ program, I enrolled in the American Dance Movement Therapy Association Alternate Route Program earning their National Registry. After seven years as a professional Dance Movement Therapist, I became a Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist offering private counseling, as well as group sessions and workshops.

I have also worked as a Mental Health Counselor and Social Skills Director at a private school, where I provided intervention and preventative counseling services to individual students, groups, and parents. I developed, implemented and led social skills and dance movement therapy groups for first to sixth grades students. I also consulted with the Head of School in the creation of in-service professional development for our faculty as a means of teaching our professionals to better teach the “whole child”.

In addition to my private practice, I have been a guest speaker for various national and international organizations, conducting lectures and workshops in private and social settings.

CREDENTIALS

Licensed Mental Health counselor (LMHC)

License # MH7850 (Florida)

 Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist

American Dance Therapy Association

EDUCATION

 Barry University School of Counseling

Masters in Counseling

Barry University School of Education

Masters in Exceptional Student Education

 Florida International University

New World School of the Arts

Bachelors in Fine Art & Continuing Education

 

Theta Healing Certification level 1

Gottman Method Level 1

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Practitioner

 Parenting Skills Workshop Series–Cornell University