Certified Peer Supporter
Having to change schools, make new friends, and adjust to a new environment.Being bullied (by peers/family/friends).Having hardships with my body-image.Working through a family members/friends/peers death.Emotional abuse within a relationship.Physical abuse within a relationship.Psychological abuse within a relationship.Anxiety, Depression,
Working through being able to figure out who you are (identity forming).Having a lack of confidence; low self-esteem levels.Substance use disorder, Grief, Trauma, Sleep issues,
Parent/guardian with substance use disorder, Eating disorder, Parent Divorce/Separation, Domestic violence in the home, Autism (self or family members), Family member with intellectual disability, Family member with mental illness, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Working through gender/sexuality
I am a recent graduate from Duke University, where I received my Bachelors in Psychology with minors in Education and Visual Arts. In college, I was on the executive board for my school’s NAMI chapter, and also volunteered as a Peer Supporter for my fellow college students. I have always been passionate and felt empowered by the unique role that peer counseling can play in an individual’s recovery journey. There is truly nothing like the support of a peer who has not only been through, but also recovered from similar obstacles and traumas as you! I have over 2 years of experience in developmental psychology research labs, as I was a Lab Manager and Program Coordinator of the Wilbourn Infant Lab at Duke. I also have volunteered at the Durham Crisis Response Center where I advocated for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors in hospital settings. I am especially driven by the unique challenges that minorities and people of color face in accessing quality and culturally-relevant behavioral healthcare. My services are open to ALL people, and I welcome and embrace diversity of all kinds!
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