Like a puzzle, we are each made of a unique array of intricate pieces. Within these pieces, our oldest memories, dearest relationships, scariest experiences, evolving identities, greatest hopes, deepest fears, and most sacred beliefs take shape. Sometimes, these puzzle pieces can become disconnected, with parts of ourselves disappearing from view as other parts become all-encompassing. Perhaps the burden of a past experience prevents any movement towards the future, a life change promotes one role at the expense of another, or the weight of injustice becomes too great to carry. Whatever the circumstances, we come to feel stuck, off-balance or lost.
While looking at these parts of yourself can feel daunting, I believe that together we can find each unique puzzle piece, compassionately explore what it has meant to you in the past, and gradually determine how you would like it to fit within your future. In the warm, caring, and empowering therapeutic space that we will create together, each piece of you can begin to find peace, safety, and integration within your whole self. I consider being a part of this process, which holds the boundless potential for healing, growth, and change, an exceptional honor.
Though I primarily practice using psychodynamic theory, I believe the importance of blending multicultural, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and other theoretical principles to fit the unique needs and strengths of each client cannot be understated. In the past, I have used this flexible approach to help clients with a range of diagnoses, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance use concerns, and developmental disorders, create meaningful change in their internal and external worlds. I have enjoyed the immense privilege of working with children, teens, and adults who hold refugee and immigrant identities, who have been impacted by the foster care system, who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community, and who carry the heavy weight of suicidal thoughts.
Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay • Humana
Adjustment Disorder • Anxiety • Autism • Depression • Domestic Violence • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts • Anger Management • Bipolar Disorder • Daytime Sleepiness • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Occupational Difficulties • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety
Education and training
- Westminster College, Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling