“Compatibility doesn't determine the fate of a marriage, how you deal with the incompatibilities, does.”
― Abhijit Naskar
Since 2013 I have been working with individuals and couples who are experiencing a wide variety of challenges. It has become a passion of mine to strengthen and empower individuals who seek to deepen relationships, build self-esteem, and improve communication. I have supported clients in learning to manage addiction, depression, anxiety, and anger, I have also supported couples in processing affairs, neurodiverse relationships, parenting challenges, and more. I believe that everyone needs and deserves a safe space to be seen and heard; counseling works to create such an environment.
My approach focuses on exploring a client's experience, helping them identify problematic behavior, then work towards a solution. I utilize tools such as in-session exercises, take-home activities, and individual and couples/family sessions to create a holistic plan to improve their overall wellbeing.
I believe in meeting you where you are. My job is to partner with you and guide you to the right solution that will elevate your life. I truly find it an honor to work with the amazing clients that I serve and I look forward to meeting with you too.
THEORY: Solution Focused; Motivational Interviewing; Trauma-Informed; Client-Centered; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Humanistic; Emotion-Focused Therapy; LGBTQ+ allied; Harm-Reduction
EDUCATION: Masters of Arts in Counseling - Western Seminary
Bachelors of Psychology - John Brown University
CERTIFICATIONS: WRAP facilitator and MHRS certified
Individual sessions allow you to work through a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, work stress, relationship challenges, grief/loss, mental health challenges, addiction, and more
Whether you are dating, engaged, newlywed, or seasoned in marriage there may be times you get stuck in a pattern and need help getting out. Couples sessions focus on addressing any challenges that are being faced in the marriage and supports clients in building skills to manage challenges as they arrise
Provides education around ASD, identifies challenges individuals are facing related to ASD, then teaches skills to help them function more effectively individually or in a relationship while also providing space to be seen, heard, and understood.
Addictions sessions focus on teaching individuals skills to decrease use and to increase awareness. individuals are given the opportunity to process what led them to this point and to explore how they can create new patterns of behavior.