MA / LCMHCA / LCASA / NCC
I believe in a person centered and strengths-based approach to counseling that focuses on providing a collaborative environment that offers support and guidance to individuals as they learn to empower themselves to make positive changes to live more fulfilled lives. I liken my therapeutic approach to the Japanese artform of Kintsugi in which broken pieces of pottery are mended together by precious metals, creating an equally or even more beautiful creation than it was in its original state. As a philosophy, if an object has been damaged then it has more of a history and should, therefore, be celebrated and highlighted, rather than hidden or discarded. Just as the broken sections are embraced in Kintsugi I believe that the broken, flawed, imperfect pieces of our life can come together with the good experiences, to form an even more amazing and beautiful life.
I am experienced in working with children and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use in various settings. I offer a safe and welcoming environment to all clients. I use many types of therapeutic techniques (CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, etc.) that assist clients in finding balance and direction in their journey.
When I am not working with my incredible clients, I spend my time traveling and exploring the world through the lens of my camera. I am also a doting aunt so anytime I can spend with my nephews and nieces brings me joy. When I’m not on the move you can find me binging Netflix and Disney.