Counseling Student Intern
Contact Sierra directly at: Sierra@cohesivecounselingrva.com
or by calling 804-203-2889.
I aid adults seeking support with life's challenging moments and inevitable shifts. I strongly believe in the mind-body connection, and I help to support individuals experiencing emotional and physiological distress. I recognize that a strong relationship is essential for the therapeutic space, and I strive to provide support and unconditional positive regard to all individuals. I aim to always practice with openness, genuine compassion, and empathic communication.
I believe that we all deserve to live the life in which we desire. My belief is that we have the tools and knowledge to heal, but we sometimes need a guide along the way. I aim to support any individual that shows up to the therapeutic space, and I see each individual as unique. I am flexible and cater sessions to the needs of my clients.
My goal is to help provide you with the tools for you to live life in the way that you envision it to be. I have experience in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, unhealthy relationships, building self-confidence and self-worth and often pull from a few different methods, such as, mindfulness, CBT, and DBT. I mainly come from a psychodynamic and client-centered approach, and am always working to highlight your strengths. We will collaborate with one another to create goals and work through life's challenges to see how they have impacted your past and present self.
I am a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and am under the clinical supervision of Tricia Mazza, LPC. I previously received my Bachelor’s in Psychology from Towson University in Maryland. I previously interned for the Neurological Behavioral Unit at Kennedy Krieger in Baltimore, Maryland, where I worked as a Program Aide at the Lower and Middle School.
In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my dog, going on walks, practicing yoga, and spending time with friends and family. I look forward to our work together!