Licensed Professional Counselor- Associate
I know firsthand the challenges of navigating problematic experiences surrounding identity, relationships, thoughts, emotions, desires, and decisions. With a warm demeanor and ability to hold a safe space for diversity, I embrace a therapeutic process valuing each client’s autonomy. I respect the power of individual and collective stories while believing in the ability to create new, desired stories.
In our sessions together, you are open to discuss any topic with me including but not excluded to: patterns, power, conflict, anxiety, depression, trauma, relief, resistance, liberation, language, emotions, desire, thoughts, relationships, family, identity, normativity, gender, sex, sexuality, etc.
I enjoy working with clients who are open-minded, self-motivated, reflective, and willing to sit with discomfort. My clients are individuals, teens, young adults, adults, groups, or any relationship system (e.g., couples, pre-married, married, partnered, monogamous, non-monogamous, polyamorous, etc.). My clients can be career-, relationship-, gender-, or identity-questioning individuals, couples, or families. I warmly welcome any clients who are fellow members of the LGBTQIA+ community or members of any race, ethnicity, culture, etc.
In sessions together, you can expect me to listen intently, patiently wait for you to invite me into your life stories and experiences, ask a lot of questions to better understand the construction of your life, laugh with you, feel the array of emotions with you, sit in silence, meditate and breathe together, explore known and unknown emotions or perspectives.
As we move through this vulnerable and human process, of which I am honored to be involved, you will hopefully begin to feel greater harmony within yourself and the world around you (or with your partner if seeking relationship system therapy), become more aware of different co-authors in your life story, gain tools to help navigate life, develop a greater awareness of yourself and desired life designs, and a heightened sense of empowerment to create any story you want for yourself.
Education (from most recent): Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University (2023);
Masters of Education from University of Utah (2015);
Bachelors in Literary Studies from Utah State University (2012).
Additional trainings/certifications: Gottman Level 1 Training; coming-soon EMDR training.
Current hobbies/interests: horse psychology, communication, and physiology; reading; movies; and sewing.