I approach therapy and counseling with the belief that everything exists as part of systems: economic, social, political, and so on. We don't exist in seclusion, and thus we must acknowledge the context of our lives when we're working on developing a preferred life for ourselves. By incorporating nature therapy, we find ways to bring ourselves into the present and set aside stress, anxiety, worry, and other uncomfortable emotional experiences in order to develop a way of living that we enjoy. Additionally, I believe that we have a say in how problems affect our lives. While we can't change everything, we can develop our own agency to become effective and satisfied in our lives.
I have a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have a background in nature therapy, equine assisted therapy, and animal assisted therapy.