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My Approach

Telling our stories holds so much power for healing. Narrative therapy is a method of working together to better understand where your story came from and where you want it to go.

I incorporate this strengths-based approach to help us work together to envision 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. 

I incorporate a trauma-informed approach to therapy based on my clinical training and experience. I also have training in compassionate care for bereavement. It is a great honor and work that is sacred to me to be able to offer support to those experiencing the loss of loved ones.

My approach to therapy recognizes that animals can play a very meaningful role in our lives, and that losing them can be very difficult. I offer counseling support for loss of pets, service animals, K9s and other working animals.

Connection with the natural world in therapy is a fundamental part of 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.

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