About My Clients
Are you looking to live your life more authentically? Are there things getting in the way of your happiness that you aren't quite able to make sense of or get past? Do you have trauma that impacts your relationships and day-to-day life? I know what that can be like, feeling like you're drowning with no clear way forward. I am here to help you gain clarity and find the path forward with practical tools to reduce stress, improve insight, increase your ability to cope, and take your life back.
My Background and Approach
I earned my dual B.A. in Psychology and Cognitive Science from Case Western Reserve University and I have an M.A. in General Psychology, as well as an M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from Thomas University. I use strategies from many different perspectives and techniques to tailor treatment to the individual. I am working toward specialty certification in trauma. My work is heavily focused on helping you understand and cultivate a safe connection with your body and mind, so that the two are no longer working in opposition. I believe in fostering a felt sense of safety in my counseling, engaging in both empathic listening and corrective emotional experiences to help you achieve the healing you need, at the pace that you need. I am understanding, caring, knowledgeable, and meet people where they are at.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that change is possible for everyone and that the human brain is an exceedingly powerful machine geared toward survival, which, surprisingly, may not always benefit our mental health. I believe that mental health issues are complex and arise from multiple factors in people’s lives, from genetics, to environment, to interpersonal relationships and social learning. I think that a person's early life and relationships are influential in the way they develop beliefs about themselves, others, and the world, and that those early relationships often lay the groundwork for how they relate to people in the future. Learned behavior and environment can be just as important, if not more so, than genetics in mental health. That means people can unlearn the unhealthy or faulty behaviors they learned in their early life and replace them with healthy behaviors. I ensure that my space is safe for LGBTQIA+ persons and is free from discrimination.