My services are individualized and customized to your needs. I provide a safe, empowering, assuring environment to tell your story and express your inner most thoughts and feelings. I partner with people just like you because, I recognize the unique and personal experience this is. It is my desire to promote self-worth, dignity, and aid in reaching one’s self-determined goals, as well as reflect on their lifepaths and a life worth living.
I work to build a genuine and authentic connections with the individuals, couples and families through the lifespan and across diverse communities. I’ve been where you are. I acknowledge that therapy is not always fun, yet more often than not, can testify that it is worth it. I show up to sessions open and authentic (in all my awkward glory) with the purpose of creating a validating place to be who you are. Everyone has a different story, a different experience, and different goals. What I’ve witnessed in others and myself is when we begin to honor ourselves, our needs and their feelings, we are then free to learn the things we need in order to live a life worth living.
No two paths are the same, even if we grow up in the same household. We walk through life with various lenses, lessons learned, ideas passed down, and protective mechanisms to keep us safe. I am also convinced that when people are willing to show up and invest themselves in the work of change they will see it happen.
As a seasoned clinician, I have worked in a variety of settings over the last 30 years. From inpatient to residential with wilderness settings, along with integrated outpatient clinics and school-based programs that have allowed me to experience a wealth of different treatment perspectives that I can incorporate into working with my clients. They include Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral, Play Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Faith-Based Counseling, Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.