About My Clients
I love working with teens, college students, young adults, and couples. These folks often experience radical changes in life, facing dynamic shifts, uncovering self-identity, and embracing big emotions and life changes. Sometimes clients can feel stuck during these seasons of life. That's when anxiety, depression, confusion, self-doubt, over-thinking, and even feelings of being trapped can show up. Therapy provides the compassionate space needed to heal, grow and thrive.
My Background and Approach
After years of working in the public health field, addressing external risks and safety, I felt a nudge to focus on helping people connect with and heal their internal systems of mind, body, and spirit. I am passionate about helping clients thrive in life, creating meaningful and authentic relationships, and restore emotional balance. I help clients explore thoughts, emotions, beliefs, communication skills, and personal goals to improve their sense of hope, self-confidence, and self-efficacy. I often help clients understand family dynamics and improve relationship functioning. I can help couples improve communication and discern relationships. I often incorporate mindfulness and emotion regulation work in sessions. Every client is different, therefore the therapy experience is personalized for you, based on who you are and what you want to accomplish in therapy. It all starts with compassion. If judgment separates us, compassion is the antidote.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
To be honest, in the therapy process YOUR personal beliefs and interests are what matter the most. My goal is to be open, affirming, compassionate, understanding, and accepting of who you are and what matters to you. I am in awe of the human experience. We are so much more alike at the core of our beings than we realize. You may feel completely alone in your struggle but "there is no new thing under the sun." Whatever challenge you are going through, it has been faced before. We can learn from each other on how to navigate the journey. I do believe that we are designed as relational beings and we weren't created to thrive in complete isolation. Yet oftentimes the challenges within relationships cause distress and may nudge us to make radical changes or practice radical acceptance or both. My role in your journey is to help you find a way to be the best version of yourself as possible in the present moment. I look forward to meeting you and joining you on your journey.