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I was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona. When I was thirteen years old, I decided that I wanted to become a counselor and began my academic journey focused on psychology and sociology. In April 2014, my dreams became a reality when I received my Master’s in Social Work from Arizona State University and began working at Red Mountain Behavioral Health Services. I am currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in trauma and trained in EMDR Therapy. My passion is working alongside teenagers and their families, in which I connect to the population through my ability to form strong therapeutic relationships while practicing empathetic listening and promoting client’s strengths through self-expression mediums such as art and writing. When I am not working, I enjoy going to concerts, wandering museums, spending time with my family and friends, and playing with my collie puppy, Sage.