I use a client-centered, collaborative, and creative approach. I have an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling & Art Therapy from Antioch University Seattle. The focus of my training was on expressive and creative arts therapy, an experiential approach to psychotherapy that emphasizes the creative process for exploring difficult situations, processing experiences, seeing different perspectives, and promoting well-being. With my clients, I've listened to music, watched videos, reviewed journals and social media, and made art in session as a powerful way to communicate. My background as a project manager also contributes to the career counseling I do.
My goal is to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable. Unusual tales and winding paths are welcome—there is no judgment for any stories you bring. You are accepted wholeheartedly with caring curiosity. We'll talk, feel, brainstorm, problem solve, or use a creative process if you can't find the words. Together, we'll help you find freedom of expression and the potential to grow.