Our interns gain valuable experience seeing clients while completing their final year of school while under the direct supervision of our therapists.
“We are not ashamed of who we are.” ~ Sylvia Rivera
Living authentically comes with challenges. Prejudicial legislation, discriminatory public policy and intolerant societal messaging further complicate our personal journeys toward self-efficacy and peace of mind. My clinical focus is to affirm and advocate for clients who identify as LGBTQIA+ community members. I take great pride in my community. I see your strengths and hope to serve as a source of reflective light. My therapeutic interests are in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ecotherapy (nature therapy), and trauma-informed environments.
I am currently an MSW student in the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas. In 2019, I graduated from Avila University with a BSW, and I minored in psychology. In 2018, I completed an associate degree in liberal arts from Johnson County Community College. In my early life, I worked as a freelance artist/creative. I will always love the arts! I have had the honor of student interning at Rose Brooks–a domestic violence emergency shelter and Journey To New Life (Journey House), which is a 90-day residential program for women reentering society after prison. I was also a Kansas foster parent for five years. Rose Brooks, Journey House and fostering left an indelible impression upon me. It was through the clients that I learned the true meaning of courage and strength.
I am a lifelong learner and look forward to learning about you…
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