Licensed Social Worker
I use a client centered, strengths based, collaborative approach. I have primarily worked with children, adolescents, and families addressing issues of abuse, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault. I strive to bring a heartfelt approach with sensitivity to the impact of trauma. I believe that anyone has the capacity to create positive change in their life with the right set of tools and guidance.
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I joined the U.S. Navy for educational and professional development along with the opportunity to travel. I was stationed in Crete, Greece for four years where I worked closely with local nationals. I reenlisted for another four years which brought me to Hawaiʻi. When I decided to leave the military to further my education Hawaiʻi was a natural fit for me to make my home. In my free time I like to be out in nature hiking, running, or spending the day at the beach with friends.