Who am I?
I am passionate about providing a welcoming, safe, and supportive space and value acceptance and connection as an essential foundation that promotes meaningful change. Utilizing a person-centered approach, I strive to establish a collaborative therapeutic relationship that fosters exploration and helps my clients cope with the demands and challenges of life, achieve their goals, and find recovery, healing, and personal growth.
Coping with stressors but also finding meaning and purpose in the challenges that are meant to be an intricate part of our journey can be a driving force behind our aspirations and an exceptional opportunity for growth, resilience building and promoting meaningful changes in our lives. We all are experts of our own life, and I am committed to empowering clients to discover their own strengths and abilities, but also set their own goals to find self-growth, self-actualization, and self-acceptance.
I value a flexible and holistic framework that acknowledges individual needs and the intricate connection between emotional, psychological, and physical well-being.
Lena is a current graduate student at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg and on track to graduate with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling/Military and Veterans counseling. As a former military spouse, she can relate to how the unique characteristics and dynamics of the military lifestyle present significant stressors and challenges, but she also sees the great strength, resilience, and adaptability in service members, veterans, and their families.
She has a BA in Psychology from Columbia College and is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Military and Government Counseling Association, and the Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society for counseling. Lena is practicing under the supervision of Chelsea Cassidy, LCSW.