F I N D I N G M Y S E L F
I am so honored you decided to get to know me a little bit. I am a mental health therapist who is passionate about this next generation of young women learning to own and understand their mental and emotional health. I am obsessed with Oprah, love my coffee black, and secretly love reading.
M Y U P B R I N G I N G
Let's start at the beginning; I was born in Razgrad Bulgaria in 1989 and ended up being adopted by 3 1/2 years old by a great couple. I was so blessed to grow up in a small town, with a large family in Pennsylvania. I am the oldest of 6 kids, although the 2nd one adopted, and it was a chaotic home. It was around middle school that I started dealing with paralyzing anxiety and crippling depression. I felt as though I had lost my mind and that my life was over at the age of 17, but no one ever knew a thing. I found solace and peace in running and ended up being a high achieving athlete in high school. However, running came to an end when high school came to an end, but the emotional and mental struggles were still very much present.
It wasn't until I started attending college that I sought out professional help, and learned how to work through my mental/emotional struggles. I had invested in a therapist along with a mentor at my church, and it ended up changing my life. It was my personal struggle and experience that made me realize what I wanted to pursue as a career. It dawned on me that I wanted to help other young women who struggled like me to identify their emotions and ways to work through their anxiety and depressive episodes. I ended up majoring in Human Services and after finishing top of my major, I pursued my master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. Once I was in my master's program I ended up doing some internship hours with Raising Teen Girls (RTG) and knew that I had found the place I wanted to work. I came under the leadership of RTG to complete my registered internship with the state of Florida.
T H E P R A C T I C E
In 2020 I stepped out on my own and A B Counseling was created which I run and operate full time. My hope is to continue to create a space where young women are able to process the place they are at. This is how Always Becoming Counseling came to be, and I look forward to continuing to grow the practice and empowering all those who join the A B journey.
T I M E L I N E
graduated with undergrad
started Masters in
Marriage and Family Therapy
graduated with masters
left full-time job to
pursue building a practice
started working with Raising Teen Girls
left RTG to create own practice
established A B Counseling LLC
E D U C A T I O N
Received a Masters of Science in
Marriage and Family Therapy
Received a Bachelors in Human Services