Areas of Specialty & Interest
- Premarital Counseling
- Couples counseling & relationship issues
- Marital and Family Issues
- Stress Management
- Group Therapy
- Substance Use & Addictive Disorders
- Positive Psycology (e.g., resilience, well-being, strengths)
Hello & Welcome!
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of the Embrace Recovery and Wellness family! I am a graduate student at Wright State University in the Marriage and Family Counseling program. There are several levels of licensure for counselors in the state of Ohio. I am in the beginning stages of my work towards becoming a professional counselor. As a Counselor Trainee (CT) I will be working closely with our talented staff members, all while being under supervision. Part of being a CT is being open to new experiences and ideas. My current interests are mentioned above, those interests may likely change while I am doing my apprenticeship, thanks to the clients that I will have the privilege to work with. It will be because of your life stories and journeys that will help me become more experienced as a professional counselor and I look forward to meeting all of you.
The closest experience I've had to being a counselor, thus far, consists of many years as a camp counselor. Working with people has always been a passion of mine. When I was old enough to work, I've devoted much of my summers working at summer camps. This line of work offered many opportunities to getting to know the children on a more personal level. It also allowed me to get a glimpse of how their family system functioned during the drop-off and pick up at camp. From then on, working with families of all ages has been a goal of mine. I have seen families come from many backgrounds who each have their own difficulties, including financial hardships, unfaithful parents, and lack of support. One area of the counseling spectrum I haven't encountered a lot of individuals are those who suffer from an addiction or a crisis of some kind. It's been an interest of mine to get a well-rounded learning experience in my graduate work and I feel I would get that experience with finally being able to counsel such clientele.
I am a daughter, sister, wife, and mother. Having these titles, I empathize the stresses that daily life has on one's coping skills and I plan to work hard with my clients to meet them where they are on their path to wellness. I hope to bring some personal experience to the table when I encounter those individuals who are going through this particular situation.
American Counseling Association