About My Clients
I enjoy working with pre-teens, teens, and adults in individual and couples counseling. We all encounter challenges that can feel painful, overwhelming, and sometimes even hopeless. Together we can create a place to walk this journey. You will be met with warmth, empathy, and compassion throughout the course of our work together to help you navigate the obstacles in your life.
My Background and Approach
I grew up in the Seattle area and moved to Boise five years ago to enjoy sunnier weather. After 15 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I decided to go back to school and get my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University. My emphasis is in Trauma, Grief, and Crisis, as well as in Acceptance & Mindfulness Informed Therapies. To feel deeply is to be deeply human. When we ignore our feelings, we deny ourselves our own humanity. But feelings are also messy, and facing them often means facing messes, which is scary! That’s why it’s easier to throw a blanket over a mess than sort through it. The problem is, disconnecting from our feelings doesn’t solve mental health issues. It creates them. I tend to agree with Jungian psychoanalyst James Hollis when he says: "We are invited to take a different view of our symptoms. Our first natural desire is to suppress them. But we must learn to read them as clues to the wounded wishes of the soul."
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I love what I do! Being a counselor is more than a job--it reflects a core part of me that enjoys getting to know people at an authentic level. I have always been facinated by human psychology, relationships, and understanding the complexity of human life. As a counselor, I guide people through personal challenges, help accept and allow difficult emotions, and empower people. When I am not working as a counselor, I enjoy spending time with my husband, four boys, and extended family. I love to travel, eat delicious food, and read books.