As a therapist I embrace the power of story for healing, which means working together to:
This empowering, strengths-based narrative therapy approach helps clients recognize the resources inside and around them that can help shape a new way forward.
Beyond narrative therapy, 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 attachment theory, mindfulness-based approaches including meditation, and other supportive methods. I welcome clients to bring up spiritual topics and meaning-of-life questions for exploration together.
My areas of specialization in counseling graduate school focused on grief, trauma, relationships with animal companions, and connecting with nature in therapy. More recently, I have undergone intensive training in dreamwork, supporting empaths and highly sensitive people, and supporting helping professionals who are seeking greater awareness and coping skills for how the energy of others and the work environment affects them.
Before transitioning into the field of counseling, I worked in federal government and corporate positions for 15 years. I draw on this career and life experience to support my clients as they work through challenges and changes in their own lives.
Learn more about my credentials below:
Selected Intensive Trainings