Treatment Specializations

  • Behavioral IssuesADD, ADHD, Anger Control
  • Emotional IssuesDepression, Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem
  • Relational IssuesDifferences in Parenting Style, Parent/Child Connections, Sibling Connections, Social/Peer Influences
  • Adjustment IssuesSeparation/Divorce, Adoption, Grief/Loss

Education & Experience

  • BA in Psychology, USF 2001.
  • MA in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, USF 2004.
  • While completing MA Degree, 2 Practicum and 1 Internship at The Florida Center for Child and Family Development in Sarasota, FL, where all my training was focused on the treatment of emotional/behavioral disorders in young children (mostly 3-8yrs).
  • The Florida Center then hired me as a full-time employee (2004-2007), first doing Behavior Support Counseling with children in the foster care system, then doing Mental Health Counseling with the same population as well as children not in the foster care system.
  • In 2007, I moved to Tampa and started working as an Independent Contractor within a Psychiatrist’s group practice. This is when I expanded my practice to include adolescents, and the more experience I had with this population, the more I loved it! Currently, more than 50% of my clients are adolescents.
  • In June of 2010, I decided to go out on my own. I found a perfect office space in Hyde Park (“SOHO” Tampa) and built my private practice. This had been a dream of mine for many years!
  • Between 2013 and 2017, I built a thriving practice in my hometown of Sarasota.
  • In 2017, I opened a new office in St. Petersburg, Florida, with the goal of fully transitioning my practice to that location. I am no longer accepting new clients at my Sarasota location, which will be fully closed in August 2018. I am currently accepting new clients at my St. Pete location.


Insurance & Payment

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Tricare
  • WEB-TPA (for Sarasota Memorial Hospital Employees)
  • Provider for Sarasota County Government Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Reasonable self-pay fees