My approach is based in attachment and Adlerian theories of counseling and informed by current research on attachment, emotion regulation, and the mind-body connection. I use evidence-based interventions that incorporate elements of narrative therapy, mindfulness practice, and somatic work. I believe that our early life experiences deeply influence the way we see ourselves in the world, and that by exploring those early experiences we can gain insight into who we are and make more grounded and self-affirming decisions.
My goal is to help you uncover and explore your story - where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you’d like to go from here.
What Makes My Approach Unique?
A depth-oriented approach means that we can move at your pace. Together we will decide the best routes to take and tailor counseling to your specific needs and goals. For many, having a safe relational space to talk openly about past experiences and current life struggles can be comforting and corrective. I also recognize that talking about your problems can sometimes feel overwhelming or even impossible. So I like to incorporate aspects of mindfulness, body awareness, expressive arts, and even play therapy into our work where that makes sense.
With 11 years as a crisis and trauma specialist, I offer a breadth of clinical experience working with diverse groups and complex situations. My additional background as a counselor educator and researcher adds depth to my knowledge of trauma theory and cutting edge research.
My practice is LGBTQ- and faith-affirming.
All are welcome here.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based approach to addressing and reprocessing traumatic memories known to reduce the distress associated with those memories without requiring you to retell details of your story. My EMDR trainer is EMDRIA certified. If you'd like to read more about EMDR, you can find information and links to research here.