North Bossier Clinical Staff
I have always known I wanted to work with people and help others in my professional career. Previously, I worked for 6 years as a middle school teacher in Bossier Parish. Although I thoroughly enjoyed my career as a teacher, I realized I had a greater interest in the relationships I develop with each of my students and helping them outside of their academics. This realization led me to continue my education. Through my graduate program, I discovered my passion for mental health and believe it is where I am meant to make the greatest impact in my community. I graduated August 19th, 2021 with a Master’s of Arts in Counseling and Guidance, concentration in Clinical Mental Health, through Louisiana Tech University. As a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) I strive to create a comfortable, safe space for my clients to be authentically open, to explore and learn who they are, and help them discover their best selves. I encourage growth, self-awareness, understanding, and self-care. Strategies are always around mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and relationship enhancement. My overall intention is to help you find the best way to live a life with meaning, joy, and satisfaction.
My adoption as a child has always been the foundation for my desire to help people. There is no greater joy than helping people reach their full potential and goals as well as work through difficult things that may be holding them back from living their life to the fullest. Counseling allows me to serve others in a way that brings value to my own life. It is through my volunteer work with the organization CASA where my love for serving children and families really grew. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University and a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Louisiana Tech University. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in an under-served population who have experienced trauma as well as provided services in community and school-based settings. I work with individuals and groups using a trauma-informed perspective and use cognitive-behavior and solution focused therapy to help clients reach their goals in counseling. My goal as a counselor is to foster and value the therapeutic relationship while providing my clients with an environment where they feel valued and understood. I feel privileged to help my client see that every person is authentic and has a purpose through counseling work. I strive to help others develop the skills and abilities to live a rewarding, happy, fulfilling, and safe life.”