After pursuing an undergraduate degree in general Psychology, I completed my graduate program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice focusing on Mental Health Counseling. Since graduating, I have obtained my license as a Licensed Associate Counselor and am currently working toward my hours to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. My post-graduate career outside of my full-time job has focused primarily on adolescents dealing with anxiety, depressive symptoms, difficulty adjusting to new life changes and self-esteem problems. I strive to connect with each client, address their needs and concerns and help them in any capacity needed. My main therapeutic approach is centered on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by assisting clients in changing their thoughts and perceptions to a more positive outlook in order to reduce the negative impact that their previous outlooks may have had on their everyday functioning. It is my personal belief that all individuals are entitled to treatment and addressing mental health issues can create for a better community. It is my passion to provide the necessary resources by any means possible in order to achieve this.