"An Awakened Heart," is the result of love and dedication, in wanting to professionally serve others in their desire toward psychological well being. Utilizing a holistic psycho therapeutic approach, specific to individual need, the work lends toward a more whole and integrated sense of being. With a purposeful focus on self worth, and inherent value, the vision is to bring forth the best of whom we truly are, despite challenge, adversity, fear, and the emotional pain we so often identify with. My dedication & area of focus is in serving Children & Families, Adolescents, Individuals, Couples & Geriatrics.
Working from a behavioral framework, I continue to address the challenging issues facing, children, families, and communities, ranging from drug and alcohol abuse, depression, and anxiety, to physical/emotional and sexual abuse, loss, and trauma.
Employing Strength Based Perspectives, I believe that investing in the potential of others builds upon assets that turn "deficits" into strengths. With a tender heart, skill, knowledge, and expertise it's my profound desire to facilitate the type of change that increases every opportunity to experience personal success.
My love for my profession comes from a passion, and intense desire to assist others searching for change.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, practicing in the Tampa Bay Area, with a Bachelors of Science in Social Work, from Marist College, and a Masters of Social Work from Fordham University, in NYC. Originally from the Bronx, I recently transitioned to Florida to expand my interest as a generalist practitioner.
My cultural background and rich experience, engages both a dynamic and progressive approach in working with clients.
The desire to meet the needs of Children and Families continues to be a focal point in which I am passionate about. Having worked extensively in collaboration with parents, caregivers and communities to enhance the lives of youth, I am also an advocate, educator, and researcher currently maintaining a private practice. Professional experiences have provided opportunities to be within diverse settings where true change is impacted one individual, one child, one family at a time. As a clinician with experience as a School Social Worker, Multi Systemic Therapist, community liaison, and program director my goal is always to support the process that enables others to reach their potentiality.
With a tender heart, skill, knowledge, and expertise, I look forward to being an instrument for the change you desire in your life.