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I'm glad you are here.

Change is Possible

I imagine you are here because there is something in your life causing you distress. I am here to tell you that healing from difficult life experiences, negative relationship patterns, and trauma is possible. The vulnerability to ask for help and reach out takes courage. I consider it an honor to sit with my clients and hold a compassionate, non-judgmental space for them to discuss shame, hurt, and trauma in order to move forward and find hope and healing. 

As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I offer individual support for adult and young adult women coping with anxiety, depression, relational issues, trauma, grief and loss. I believe change occurs in the context of a supportive, trusting therapeutic relationship where clients feel seen, heard and attuned to their chosen counselor. 

I VALUE AND PRIORITIZE

Connection
and Compassion

Safety and
Flexibility

Intuition and Creativity

WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE

I believe in the importance of fostering client safety by creating an environment where my clients can be themselves. I believe the relationship between client and therapist is the foundation on which therapy builds. Together with my clients, we develop trust, empathy, and alliance. I trust the wisdom that lies within each of my clients, and I believe therapy is an art. I adapt the treatment to meet the needs of each individual.

My Approach

 I am actively involved in the EMDR community and I am a member of the EMDR International Association. I was trained by Dr. Laurel Parnell in Attachment Focused EMDR, and I am a Certified EMDR Therapist. I use standard EMDR and Attachment Focused EMDR to help process trauma and anxiety. I also can offer CBT, coping skills, and Seeking Safety treatment. 

 

I received my Masters in Mental Health Counseling in 2014 and have been working as a counselor ever since. My experience includes: supporting women looking for safety from abusive relationships as an Intern at SAFEHOME Domestic Violence Shelter, counseling individuals and families as a Licensed Masters Addiction Counselor in an Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment setting, and working in a private group practice with women and men recovering from negative life experiences and PTSD.

I am informed by Addiction Recovery principles, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy techniques. I am both trauma-informed and addiction-informed in my approach to treatment.