The meaning we make out of our stories and experiences deeply shapes how we respond to them and how they impact our lives. My hope for you in therapy is to give you a space where you are invited to be a complex human who does not need to shut down any part of yourself or your story. I hope we can work together to help you make healthy and helpful meaning out of all the pieces.
I completed my masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Wheaton College. Training in marriage and family therapy simply means I will consider how the relationships in your life (family, friendships, co-workers, roommates, etc.) might be influencing your current struggles and how those relationships can be strengthened to work toward your healing and growth. I have also lived and worked overseas and have a special place in my heart for those who are navigating cross-cultural experiences or challenges.
I am a follower of Jesus and the way He dignifies the full scope of the human experience has always captivated me. It is His love for people that compels me in this work. If it would be helpful, I would love to incorporate Scripture, prayer, and other spiritual elements into your therapy experience. If that is not helpful for you, it will be an honor to work with you using the other tools of my training. It is a brave thing to come to therapy and it will be a joy to walk this journey with you.