About My Clients
This is a shout out to those who spend their days stressed & struggling to keep their heads above water. In all the ways. To the parents worried they're screwing up. Or have realized that their own parents screwed them up. To the teens & adults who feel like they're falling apart from the inside out. You're either stuck in cycles of trauma or carrying the burden of breaking those cycles. It's exhausting and painful. I get it, I'm a cycle breaker. You deserve the chance to take a different path.
My Background and Approach
My background is in family systems and attachment. I've been in the field for 7 years, have my Masters in Counseling Psychology & am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). The majority of my work is relational; humans cannot escape the significant impact of relationships -- how we relate to & are treated by the society we live in, our role within our family, the way we attach & interact with friends / partners -- our lives are a collection of relational experiences; good, bad & neutral. These external experiences inform & influence our internal experience thus dictating how we view & treat ourselves. For most of us, we get stuck in unhealthy / toxic dynamics & we just want a sense of relief & peace. I've lived in Alaska my entire life & love working with parents, teens & adults with emotional/attachment "wounds." My work is collaborative & supportive; I work with clients & hold hope that they can learn to radically love themselves & feel rooted in their self-worth.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My core values are deeply rooted in the desire to dismantle the systems of oppression that have been in place for centuries. I fight for Black Lives Matter. I see the lack of competent and affirming care for the LGBQT+ community. I know the exhaustion of being in a body that doesn't fit the "norm." I continually learn and explore the ways in which the Patriarchy has infiltrated and influenced e v e r y t h i n g. I'm weird in all the best ways; no one worries that I am going to judge them. I work hard to practice what I teach - in my relationship with myself, in my own marriage, my own parenting, in my friendships, etc. I know what it's like to be in therapy, it's incredibly vulnerable work and oh-so worth it. When we know where we've come from, we can have clarity about where we want to go. I support and welcome all into my practice including those in "non-traditional" relationships.