Studies show that a strong therapeutic relationship is the biggest predictor of a successful counseling outcome. Connections are formed when both parties can be authentic. Bring your awesome self to each session and I will meet you with genuineness.
Coming to my office should feel comfortable and safe. Relax and enjoy my quirky, eclectic office vibe while we chat about your life.
After seven years of college and thousands of hours of supervised training, you can be sure that I am prepared with a technical approach for the issues you'd like to work through in counseling.
I work best with clients that are open and motivated towards change. If you're feeling stuck and don't know which direction you'd like to go, we can set goals together.
Before becoming a therapist, I was an educator for many years which helped me understand how disruptions in early developmental stages affects clients throughout their lifespan. From there I transitioned into child advocacy work and began pursuing clinical licensure. Seeing children and families in crisis spotlighted the importance of access to mental health services. My background in child and human development, along with years spent assessing the unique experiences and traumas of individuals taught me that healthy relationships and healthy families are crucial! I love helping people find a balance between freedom and accountability in relationships and have a passion for helping couple's find healing through love, understanding, and positive communication.
In addition to my professional identity, I am also a wife and a mom to three wonderful (albeit maddeningly energetic) boys. We do sports, we do rough-housing, and we do LOUD very well. In addition to being a rowdy bunch, we have also spent the last seven years blending this amazing family. Divorce recovery and blended family issues are something that I specialize in and have experienced personally. When we start talking about these hard topics in counseling, know that I've been there, done that, still have the t-shirt and am here to hold space for you to discuss how these things personally impact your life.