My Journey To Becoming A Therapist
I’m no different from the clients I see. Like everyone else, I’m human. I’ve been been through both wonderful and difficult experiences that have shaped who I am and how I can help.
When I experienced my own significant loss, I had a difficult time finding a therapist that could hold the kind of space I needed to work toward healing. So, I went back to school to learn how to be a grief therapist and provide a unique space for my clients to process their loss, learn new coping strategies, grow through their trauma and move into a healthier version of themselves.
My life experiences are what lead me to become the therapist I am today.
I started practicing counseling in 2012 and have worked in a variety of settings since. I became a licensed mental health counselor in 2016 and a licensed psychologist in 2021.
My hope is that therapy will be a safe place to process life and better understand who you are. I work most frequently with women as well as teenagers, young adults and adults. If you are seeking support around challenges with fertility, postpartum, pregnancy and adjustments to parenthood, I’d be honored to walk with you through this season and the myriad of feelings that come with it. If you are in seasons of transition and working to better understand who you want to be, therapy is a safe place to get tools to help you own your voice and how you want to show up in the world. It’s okay to ask for help and prioritize yourself.
I have been trained in EMDR, an evidenced-based treatment for trauma. I have training in Lifespan Integration (LI) and utilize ACT and CBT to build coping skills and stress tolerance. Art and talk therapy are integrated as well. My intention is to hold space and help each client feel seen, heard and known as everyone has their own story to tell.
One of my specialty trainings is grief and loss. I am passionate about helping create meaning and understanding around difficult circumstances and adjusting to a new normal. I integrate art, writing and mindfulness and other tools while working with you to find what you connect with most. I believe therapy is not a “one size fits all” approach.