Holistic, progressive, and relatable mind-body-spirit counseling for millennials who want to go on a journey of personal growth and healing.
Counselor in St. Louis, MO
Supervised by Karen Grayson, Ph.D., LPC
I believe it is possible to raise self-esteem through a combination of self-awareness, self-compassion, and accessing your inner sense of self-confidence. To do this, I help my clients tap into their "Core Self" that is naturally confident, compassionate, and wise, and use this to love and heal the parts of them that are wounded, vulnerable, and hurting. This changes your self-esteem from the core.
Mindfulness helps you become more aware of your thoughts and feelings, recognize what isn’t serving you, and fall in love with the beauty of the present moment. Mindfulness has been proven to reduce depression, anxiety, and rumination. Many people who practice mindfulness, both formally (in meditation) and informally (throughout the day) report feeling more calm, joyous, and connected.
I honor clients as holistic beings and take the body, mind, and spirit into account. We incorporate your emotional wellness, mental wellness, relationships, spiritual fulfillment, physical wellbeing, and work/school life into account to help you grow on every level.
IFS is my main treatment orientation. It is the most effective and rewarding healing tool I have found. IFS helps you experience healing, self-love, and inner harmony. IFS is helpful if you feel torn, disconnected, at war with yourself, or are experiencing uncomfortable thoughts, emotions, or behaviors you can’t understand. It may include working with the inner child, the inner critic, and all the parts of you which make you unique. It is experiential, imaginative and sometimes even fun!
The effects of anxiety can feel crippling. While anxiety is a universal human experience, it doesn't have to be so painful. I help people struggling with anxiety to achieve a sense of calm, peace, and empowerment through building self-awareness, self-love, insight, and resilience. I aim to help clients walk away from therapy with the knowledge that they can cope and heal on their own, long after therapy is over.
I lived and worked at a mindful residential recovery center in Thailand, where I saw many clients suffering from job stress and burnout. I am aware of the impacts of stress, and can use a variety of holistic therapeutic techniques to help people de-stress, including Internal Family Systems, mindfulness-based psychotherapy, stress reduction techniques, breathing, and Tension-Releasing Exercises.
While my master's degree is in Counseling, my undergraduate degree is in Religious Studies. I have always been interested in spirituality because I loved learning about the different ways people see the world. I have been a spiritual seeker myself, and I am passionate about helping others walk along their spiritual path, and integrate their spiritual path with their path in therapy.