About My Clients
My clients are willing to try things and go down unfamiliar paths, even if they feel anxious. My clients are queer and trans and they're probably into astrology. My clients are adults who are finally free to embrace who they are after being told who they should be their whole lives. My clients are burned out at their jobs and are ready to set stronger boundaries around their time. They're college students who are capable yet overwhelmed and just need some validation and reassurance.
My Background and Approach
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with 4 years of combined experience in university counseling centers and private practice settings. My background is in person-centered theory, and I lean into the power of the counseling relationship itself to have a dramatic effect on your healing and growth. You may have experienced damage in relationships ranging from covert emotional invalidation to overt physical trauma. The damage you suffered at the hands of others may have been enough to make you shut off connection with yourself. You might ignore your feelings and tell yourself that you shouldn't feel the way you feel. If this sounds like you, I want to work with you. I want to show you how you can start to validate your emotions again and how you can respond when self-sabotaging thoughts are telling you lies. Using the relationship we co-create as inspiration, I want to help you see that you can rebuild a compassionate relationship within yourself and others.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I'm a huge nerd and a lot of my philosophies come from the media I've consumed. Star Wars showed me that a small, dedicated group of rebels can topple even the most corrupt systems. Avatar the Last Airbender reminded me (among many other profound lessons) that the divisions between us are illusions; we're all interconnected and deserve to work together to achieve harmony on this planet. I believe that people heal in relationship with others and in community. I believe that resources should be shared and not hoarded when there are members of our community without food and shelter. I believe that the state of the world does not have to be this way. Each person can make choices toward a brighter, more peaceful, and more sustainable future.