For me, therapy is about gathering and understanding the pieces of your story. The themes of our story, the characters we’ve encountered, the obstacles we’ve faced, and the meaning we’ve made from our experiences, these are all complex things. It’s my job (and joy!) to sort through these pieces and provide a new lens in order to challenge you, push you, and help you grow into the most healthy, authentic version of you.
It is one of my highest priorities in life, including in my work as a therapist, that the people around me feel cared for. It takes courage to show up and be real with one another and when you know that I am for you, that I care for you and am rooting for you, it helps give you the courage to show up and be seen.
I’m an emotional person and use emotion-focused approaches in my work. I’m a risk taker and encourage others to be brave. I’m (a touch) feisty and tend to tell-it-how-I-see-it. And I’m confident because I know that Jesus delights in me and I’ve heard that Jesus thinks you are incredible too!
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I conceptualize problems not on an individual level, but by piecing together the influence of the larger system (family, school, environment, etc). I’m a founding member of the Marriage Counseling Specialists and I have training in Attachment Core-Pattern Therapy.