More About Me...
I view therapy as a profound journey of “being with” – being with thoughts, feelings, and sensations; being with both suffering and pleasure; being with the body; being with self and being with another. From that place of “being with” we cultivate trust in self and relationship, and unhook from patterns of disembodiment and disconnection. It’s not always an easy process, but I believe wholeheartedly that it paves a way to liberation across personal, relational, and collective spheres.
As a couples therapist with specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), I hold the belief that we are wounded in relationships, and we are also healed within them. It’s a beautiful paradox, and it can be a complex task to navigate both of these truths in a partnership.
My focus lies in guiding partners as they transition from a place of feeling stuck to nurturing a deeper, more secure connection.
In addition to couples therapy, I offer individual support to those seeking assistance in addressing relationship wounds, navigating harmful relationship dynamics, and tackling the intricate aspects of anxiety, depression, grief, or emotional regulation. I also work with individuals who are grappling with the long-lasting effects of complex trauma, healing from religious or spiritual trauma, seeking to cultivate an embodied sense of self, or looking for support in navigating experiences of abuse.
Therapy looks different for everyone. My goal in our work together is to centralize your individual goals, stay guided by your values, empower your agency, and collaborate in defining what the therapeutic process is for you. Tears, laughter, anger, dance, stomping, silence, and any other expression are all welcome here. I’ll meet you in whatever it is, leaning into what is present within you.
My practice is informed by seven years of experience in mental health spaces in residential treatment, wilderness and horticultural therapy, and community mental health agencies. Beyond my professional life, I spend my time rearranging furniture, hunting for a perfectly placed sunbathing rock, and getting a dance party started wherever possible.
Education & Trainings
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) #A18382
Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Lenoir-Rhyne University
BA in Human Development and Peace Studies, Prescott College
Certified Mediation Practitioner
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – Externship
Rates & Insurance
– 60 minute session – $125
Insurance – currently in network with BCBS and Medcost.
Couples Therapy: is not covered by insurance. The purpose of insurance is for the diagnosis and treatment of a mental illness. Insurance companies do not recognize relationship concerns as a mental illness; therefore, my relationship therapy services are not reimbursable.
Sliding scale available upon request.
“Go toward what hurts. Stay with it. And be so rigorously compassionate that your body learns that you are what is safe.” – Dr. Hillary McBride
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