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About

I believe that having the opportunity to tell our stories and be truly heard holds so much power for healing and growth. This idea is foundational to my therapy practice.

 

As a counselor, I incorporate concepts and techniques from narrative therapy. This is a way of working together to better understand where your story came from and where you want it to go. This strengths-based approach helps with envisioning a new way forward, and may include a framework of post-traumatic growth.

 

I am a relational and person-centered therapist: it’s important to me to be present and provide a steady, supportive environment for processing life’s challenges and difficult experiences. I draw on various theories as needed, incorporating mindfulness-based approaches including meditation and other supportive methods.

 

Clients are welcomed in bringing up spiritual topics and meaning-of-life questions for exploration together. I incorporate a trauma- and grief-informed approach to therapy based on my clinical training and experience.

Connection with the natural world in therapy is also fundamental to my approach. Nature offers much in the way of healing, from a quieter place to reconnect with feelings, to a guide for experiencing the seasons of life, and a chance to observe and relate to wildlife and the landscape. I offer Nature Walk and Talk Therapy in the Las Cruces, NM area, and provide classes and talks on how connection with nature supports wellbeing.

 

I look forward to talking with you about how we can work together in the way that is most supportive for you. 

Credentials:

License

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, New Mexico, No. CMH0209111

Degrees

  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

  • BA, Romance Languages (Spanish and French), Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 

Clinical Internships

  • Sexual Assault Crisis Center

  • Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy Program

Certifications

  • Compassionate Bereavement Care, MISS Foundation, Sedona, AZ

  • Ecopsychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA

  • Animal-Assisted Therapy, Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA

  • Dream Teacher Level 2, Robert Moss School of Active Dreaming

Selected Additional Trainings​​

Prior Experience

  • 15 years in government, consulting and corporate roles