Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Yoga Teacher
Coming from a divorced family, I found myself being drawn to the counseling profession so that I could help children and teens gain the tools to cope with change, stress and difficult emotions that I did not have growing up. While attending college at the University of Central Florida I worked as a domestic violence victim advocate. It was at that time I realized how truly passionate I was about empowering others especially those dealing with mental health concerns. I completed my graduate school internship and worked for several years at a school for adolescent girls who were struggling behaviorally and academically because of past trauma, abuse, or ongoing family conflict. Before creating Empowered Wellness, I worked in both residential and outpatient settings providing individual, family, and group counseling to children, teens, and adults.
I personally believe in the importance of engaging in self-care activities and enjoy yoga, going for walks with my dogs, kayaking and going to the beach in my free time. My passion for empowering others far exceeds my career as I also volunteer my time as a lead facilitator for GIRLS Academy, a leadership retreat for middle-school aged girls and Behind Happy Faces, a mental health curriculum designed for college students to decrease stigma and increase awareness.
- M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida
- B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida
License & Certifications
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH #17458
- 200- Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
- Certified Kids Yoga Teacher through Kidding Around Yoga