I graduated from Arizona State University with my Masters of Counseling in 2015 and have worked in both community mental health and private practice settings. As a person-centered therapist, my style is very collaborative and strength-based. I believe you are the expert on your own inner experience and want to honor your sense of direction for yourself. I use a compassionate, intentional, fun-loving style to make you feel comfortable and safe in therapy. I love a good laugh, treasure heartfelt moments, and am always excited to do a little problem-solving. I value balancing genuine connection in our professional relationship with empowering you to connect to your own intuition.
During your initial sessions with me, I take time to get to know you, build rapport, and assess your needs. I then collaborate with you on what goals you want to focus on in counseling. I tailor our work together based on your needs and desires because I believe the most holistic and sustainable growth comes from your own curiosity, motivation, and exploration.
Sessions with me will often have a trauma- and attachment-informed perspective. I aim to provide quality, trauma-informed care for my clients to process issues from the past and help them feel freer in the present. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and have practiced EMDR therapy since 2017. I have also finished Level 1 training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I incorporate a variety of other styles and techniques depending on my clients’ individual needs. I often use experiential exercises in sessions to help clients connect with the present moment (mindfulness and body-oriented interventions), make peace with all parts of themselves (Internal Family Systems), and shore them up with coping and interpersonal skills when needed (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy).
I strive to provide a safe atmosphere that honors and validates all walks of life. I particularly enjoy working with young adults, the LGBTQ+ population, and early-career helping professionals (e.g. mental health or medical professionals, community or non-profit workers, teachers, ministry leaders, etc.). I have a long history of working with youth in my community as a tutor, mentor, and leader in both non-profit and spiritual organizations. My love for teaching and mentoring has led me to be a part of Journeys’ Training Program as one of the supervisors on staff for other early-career therapists.