Wherever you have come from and whatever situation you find yourself in now, I believe that you have the ability to find joy, love, and community within your life. I value my role in providing you with support and encouragement within a safe environment as you work to achieve your goals.
In our work together, I make it my intention to show up fully myself in our work together. I make a practice of being a lifelong learner and know that every client has something to teach me. I rarely accept limits or being told “you can’t” but always push through and create new goals for myself. When I’m not working, I’m typically hanging out with my dog, gardening, reading, or cooking. I hold a Level 1 Certification in Reiki and I believe very strongly in holistic work, utilizing all of the senses and bodily sensations to find growth and healing. I am passionate about staying active and being intentional with my own self-reflection. I believe it is essential to know who I am in order to support you, so I spend a significant time challenging myself to be the most authentic version of myself possible. I work hard and I won’t push you where I haven’t gone before. I’m not afraid of doing the work because I see where it has brought me, and it is exactly why I do the work I do.
I graduated from Wayne State University with my Master’s in Social Work in 2015, and received my undergraduate degree in Social Work from Cornerstone University in 2009. I’ve spent most of my time between Detroit, Flint and Ann Arbor, with much of my career working within Community Mental Health. I’ve also spent time with The Alzheimer’s Association, working with Cancer & Hematology services, and with severe psychiatric illnesses in the Emergency Room. I opened my practice in the fall of 2017. With the growth experienced, in 2020, I changed my practice name to “Azalea Therapy & Consultation Services” as I transition to a group practice, bringing on additional clinicians to serve you better.
Areas of Specialty:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Therapy for Therapists
- Anxiety & Depression
- Developmental Disabilities & Autism
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Treating Bipolar Disorder with Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy
- Treating Childhood Emotional Neglect
- CBITS (Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools).