"I believe that human beings have a unique ability to continue to grow, change and improve themselves each and every day. How lucky we are that our growth never stops and our potential is limitless."
"I believe that there is a better way - that agencies and systems can work to be more trauma informed and human centered."
I was born and raised in the beautiful high desert of Northern New Mexico. I was raised by a single mother and was the oldest of two daughters. In 2003 I started my career in the field of mental health when I began volunteering at the crisis center on my college campus, working as a crisis support volunteer in suicide prevention and intervention. Now I have been in the field for nearly 20 years. I have experience in child welfare, hospice, medical social work and integrated care. I have experience as a supervisor, mentor and leader.
My drive to become a social worker was born out of an attraction that I have always had to human resiliency. From a young age, I sensed that humans had an incredible ability to be able to overcome adversity and heal from the darkest of days. My passion is working with individuals, families, communities, organizations and agencies to heal and help build connections for healing and wellness.
I feel honored to be a part of people's journeys to healing. My approach is laid back and down to earth. I am warm, nurturing and empathetic. I like to start where my clients are on their journey. My goal is to create safe spaces where people can be vulnerable, express themselves without fear of being judged. My hope is that my clients will be able to tap into their innate resilience in order to build connections, relationships and strength for a brighter tomorrow.