I strive to collaborate with you to build up your strengths so you can boldly be the most authentic and confident version of yourself, flaws and all.
Just “pushing through?”
I’ve been there.
I started New River Counseling in Fort Lauderdale, FL after a life-changing failure. I had a good career as a mental health counselor and clinical leader in a treatment center but wasn’t truly happy. Something was just not right. I decided to seek out help for myself and was better for it. I built up my positive self-belief and courage, which allowed me to take a big risk in changing jobs as a new challenge. However, this ultimately did not work out and for the first time in my career, I failed.
Failure Can be Something to Celebrate!
It is easy to feel discouraged and shut down after failure. Fortunately, because of my own work, I saw the truth that it had nothing to do with abilities or skills. The reality was that I outgrew the industry. This “failure” was a life-changing moment because I still felt confident in myself and decided to work towards my true calling. I was no longer going to settle to work for those who did not empower me. I hope to forward that encouragement and support you in making those big changes you want to be truly happy.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida with over 19 years of experience in emotional and behavioral health. I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University.
I have extensive experience working with addictions and mental health in treatment settings, supervising therapists and clinical teams. I am active in contributing to my community through REAL course personal growth seminars, Gilda’s Club of South Florida, and volunteering with the Faulk Center for Counseling to train upcoming therapists.