About My Clients
I focus on supporting people through life transitions including divorce, fertility issues, relocation, and grief/loss. I primarily worked with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and blocked creativity.
My Background and Approach
I use a variety of tools to help us with this exploration including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) which is an evidence-based therapy used to treat various forms of trauma and stuck memories. I also use creativity, movement, and mindfulness to support these healing processes. I bring humor and depth to my client relationships, and I believe honesty and empathy are the foundation for healing.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I view the therapeutic relationship as a creative collaboration in which the client is the expert on their own lives. My goal is for my clients to feel seen and valued in the process of becoming more fully self-expressed. I help my clients explore their identity – who they have been, who they are now, and who they want to be. My style as a therapist is warm, compassionate, and relational. I grew up in Wisconsin and finished my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Leadership at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Subsequently, I moved to Seattle to pursue my graduate degree in School Psychology at the University of Washington. I spent many years doing assessments at Seattle Children’s Autism Center while also building a personal styling business on the side as a creative outlet. This helped me understand that creativity can be profoundly transformational.