About My Clients
I am drawn to working with individuals and couples in seasons of transition and identity development. I enjoy joining clients as they process their faith practices, sexuality, upbringings, career goals, and relationships. I welcome all of their thoughts, emotions, spirituality, bodies, cultures, and diverse experiences. There is space for all parts of you here.
My Background and Approach
I utilize interventions from CBT, Motivational Interviewing, IFS, Non-Violent Communication, and Narrative Therapy with a strong emphasis on self-compassion. I see great significance in one’s use of language and invite my clients to explore how their word choice reveals underlying beliefs about themselves and the world. The use of cognitive coping skills, breathwork, grounding techniques, rituals, and a consistent focus on grace empowers individuals to feel safe in their present while maintaining hope for their futures.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that many mental health challenges emerge from spaces of unidentified and invalidated experiences of loss. When individuals are not given space to grieve the changes in their lives, the energy used to contain their emotions can manifest as symptoms of anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, or anger. By providing an opportunity to acknowledge, address, and honor their sense of loss, whether recent or historical, their accompanying symptoms are impacted as well.