I am a second-year graduate student at Springfield College pursuing Clinical Mental Health Counseling. During my first year at Springfield College, I specialized in athletic counseling, a program that gave me the opportunity to work with youth and collegiate athletes in a mental performance consultant role. Through this experience I came to realize that it can often be unrealistic to separate mental performance and clinical mental health, which ultimately led me to start pursuing licensure for clinical mental health and becoming a graduate intern here at WNE.
I have a person-first approach to counseling that is centered in building a strong working relationship and foundation with the individuals I work with. Through patience, understanding and the right mix of humor and empathy I strive to create a safe and welcoming space for any individual who works with me. Despite my switch to clinical mental health, I have not forgotten my mental performance background and the aspects of having a growth mindset, finding motivation and other strength-based techniques are a major part of my approach as a counselor in terms of helping the individuals I work with grow and reach their goals.