Fun fact: I got stalked by a mountain lion and lived to tell the tale.
More About Me...
I believe wholeheartedly in the power of relationships. We are constantly in relationship with ourselves and others, ceaselessly and dynamically moving away from or toward the relationships that define us. Our sense of self is shaped within relationships and, therefore, individual healing is best tended to in secure connection. The willingness to heal in the presence of another cultivates well-being and liberation across personal, relational, and collective spheres.
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, dance, stomping, silence, and any other expression are all welcome here. I’ll meet you in whatever it is.
I view therapy as a process 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. In session we will practice pausing, experiencing, redefining, and realigning. From that place of “being with” we cultivate trust in self and relationship, and unhook from patterns of disembodiment and disconnection.
With both individual and couples work I integrate an attachment, humanistic, and experiential lens. In my clinical practice, I support folks who are recovering from trauma (including relational, institutional, spiritual and religious trauma), repairing attachment wounds, navigating relationships, and experiencing anxiety, depression, and grief.
My practice is informed by seven years of experience in mental health spaces within residential treatment, wilderness and horticultural therapy, and community mental health agencies. Aside from the therapeutic world, I spend my time rearranging furniture, hunting for a perfectly placed sunbathing rock, and thinking everything my dog does is the best thing that’s ever happened.
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
Rates & Insurance
– 60 minute session – $125
Insurance – BCBS pending.
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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