I'm a therapist & counselor based in St. Louis who is passionate about good therapy, getting out into nature, & Oreos.
Therapist in Saint Louis, MO
I know firsthand how society rewards the anxiety & exhaustion of chasing perfection, however harmful & unattainable. (Overachievers & people pleasers, I feel you.) Together, we can collaborate to disrupt this toxic cycle and reclaim the power of unconditional self worth, embracing your authentic, messy, beautiful existence.
I have 7 years of college and career counseling experience, working with high school students & young adults as they navigate a variety of postsecondary pathways (college, career, etc) and life transitions. I deeply understand the complexity of the systems around the college application process, finding a career/entering the workforce, and/or learning to trust your intuition to determine what you are passionate about and to amplify your internal compass.
Eating disorders are isolating illnesses that thrive in secrecy and shame, often fueled by our culture's obsession with bodies and appearance. By working to understand the underlying belief systems at play and committing to a new way forward, full recovery is possible. I have direct experience working with clients who are experiencing body image concerns, disordered eating, and struggling with compulsive exercise. My approach is Health At Every Size (HAES) informed & always strengths based.
Mental health struggles do not exist in a vacuum. Feminist Therapy considers the impact of a patriarchal culture, & the rigid gender roles & expectations that come with it, on those who identify as female. "Feminist therapy is a person-centered, politically informed model that positions treatment within a cultural context. Its goals are to empower the person in treatment to address aspects of social transformation, establish a strong self-concept, & restructure beliefs about identity.
ACT teaches mindfulness skills to help individuals live and behave in ways consistent with personal values while developing psychological flexibility. This approach empowers clients to recognize the ways that their attempts to suppress, manage, & control emotional experiences create challenges. By recognizing and addressing these challenges, individuals can become better able to make room for values-based actions that support well-being.
Relational Therapy is an approach that can help individuals recognize the role relationships play in the shaping of daily experiences, & understand patterns appearing in the thoughts & feelings they have toward themselves. Based on the idea that strong & fulfilling relationships with others can help people maintain emotional well-being, both therapist & the person in therapy work together to forge a strong, collaborative, & secure relationship that can serve as a model for the future.