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.
F I N D I N G M Y S E L F
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