A Little About Myself:
Rooted in compassion and curiosity, I offer a client-centered creative approach to personal growth, mental health & wellness. I work with a variety of individuals - tall and small, neurotypical and uniquely-wired, with- and without-chronic conditions &/or diagnoses. I offer telemental health to adolescents, caregivers, young adults, and women of all ages - whether they attend school, work outside of the home or have committed themselves to the care and safe-keeping of others. I am an aspiring healing artist with licenses to counsel, coach and teach statewide in both Ohio and in Florida.
Having worked in a variety of healthcare, recreational, educational, and private-practice settings; I offer a grounded, well-rounded approach to intervention. Rather than trying to fit you into any one modality of therapy, I listen deeply for what is needed - attending to unsolved problems and lagging skills where indicated. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, it is my nature to not only understand the environment in which you live but also to mobilize supplemental resources for you to use outside of our time together. It is my nature to remain attuned to your needs and to the realities of your situation, while we engage in creative problem-solving.
While I've got loads of experience working with youth, young adults and caregivers as an "Academic, AD/HD &/or Parent Coach"; with children and adults as a "Yoga & Mindfulness Instructor", "Case Manager", "Consultant" &/or "Wellness Coach" - my mentorship style and specialties; skills, intrigues, and investments are wide-ranging and widely applicable. To this end, albeit, my goal remains simple: To support people in exercising their attention to develop favorable focus, self-awareness and resiliency - to enhance learning, personal-growth and feelings of contentment for us all.
It is my heartfelt intention to provide you with dynamic forms of support to not only inspire, but to empower you to the care and safe-keeping of yourself, your loved ones and your commUNITY. I want to change the mental health game by making mental health support and psychoeducation more accessible and (even) enjoyable, which is why you'll find me teaching in nontraditional spaces and in out-of-the-box ways wherever possible. A therapeutic relationship is, however, deeply personal and requires both trust and chemistry - kindness and challenge. While there are countless counselors and coaches to choose from, here's what distinguishes me:
Innovative GROUP PROGRAMMING:
As an educator, mental health enthusiast, children's entertainer, motivational speaker, and mindful movement arts instructor, I offer a growing number of programs to groups as a contracted employee or for private-pay.
This SAMPLE MENU is meant to inspire creative collaboration with parents, teachers, programming directors or others interested in dynamic programming options for groups of folks of all ages and abilities.
As pack animals, I believe that we are genuinely stronger, healthier and happier - TOGETHER. Above all else, I am vested in initiatives that establish common ground and bond - building commUNITY through shared experiences and shared humanity. Below is a list of special projects that I either manage, previously managed, or am actively advocating for the development of - at present. For more information or to SHOW YOUR SUPPORT, simply click on these interactive links and consider sharing with family, friends &/or social media at large. #StrongerTogether
- Youth Yoga Project of Central Ohio
- Erase the Space of Greater Columbus
- MedMentor of Greater Cincinnati