“The stories in our lives happen at the intersection of identity, belonging and voice.”
— Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC, The Center For Body Trust
It seems that living with a sense of safety and purpose, believing that we each hold a unique space in the world and that our voice matters, is increasingly difficult. As a counselor, it is the great joy of my life to walk with individuals as they (re)discover these truths. My style is truthful, down to earth, and collaborative, and my hope is that you feel comfortable and valued whenever we’re together. I am passionate about joining with individuals who feel marginalized and excluded from relationship and community, often due to issues such as trauma/abuse, sexual and gender identity struggles, crisis of faith, divorce & singleness, and body shame. I also very much enjoy working with other therapists, as I wholeheartedly believe that in order to be effective helpers, we, too, need someone to come alongside us to help us process and navigate our own stories.
I am Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and I hold a Masters Degree in Counseling from Ottawa University. I am a Level 2 Trained Sensorimotor therapist, and also have experience and training in Internal Family systems, Gestalt, and psychodynamic interventions. I have experience working in private practice, community mental health, and psychiatric hospitals. I’ve also been an adjunct instructor at Arizona Christian University and Phoenix Seminary. If you’re looking for a space in which to work safely and creatively through pain and difficulties, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to connecting with you soon.