Guiding others to discover meaning and value in their experiences is something I take great pride in. We can often learn more about ourselves and I believe we can more effectively adjust to our unique circumstances through this discovery. It is critical to have an understanding of the beliefs we have of ourselves, others, and the world, as well as where these beliefs began and what purpose they serve. Through increased awareness, we can learn to navigate challenging thoughts, emotions, and sensations in the body with less of a challenge.
With an open mind and sensitive demeanor, I work diligently to create a trusting relationship with clients to make them feel safe to discuss what is on their minds and in their hearts. It is a special opportunity I have to be a part of your life and I consider it a privilege to learn more about you. I value authenticity and transparency and I bring this to my clients with a gentle demeanor. I take a professional, yet creative approach to therapy based on each client’s unique situation. In our work together, we can build new insights and develop skills to manage what life has brought or will bring your way.
I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in 2014 and have since worked with people from a variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds in community-based, therapeutic day school, and private practice settings. I continue to explore new therapies and treatments, keeping my work fresh and up-to-date. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic, and Existential Therapy. This integrative approach encourages clients to have a focus on the present moment while developing skills to manage their past, current, or future experiences.
My specialties include improving self-esteem, communication skills, developing awareness of relationship dynamics, managing stress, anxiety, and depression. Through my own mindfulness practice, I have developed competencies to guide others through mindfulness and meditative exercises. Using this integrative approach, you can make decisions on what will benefit you most in your treatment.