About My Clients
I have worked in schools, nonprofits, ministry settings, and with community organizations for over ten years supporting teens, young adults, and families through the transitions of middle and high school. I love getting to know clients and helping you integrate your story in a way that helps you regain a sense of control over your emotions, experiences, and future. My focus areas are burnout and stress, anxiety and trauma, autism and neurodivergence, and religious trauma/faith deconstruction.
My Approach to Helping
Do you miss feeling some other type of way? Maybe you thought needing to talk to someone meant something was wrong with you or that you were “broken”. Maybe you have even thought therapy was for people who “didn’t try hard enough.” Therapy with me involves me asking you questions, sifting through the answers together, and crafting a toolbox of coping strategies for you to utilize between and outside of our time together to get closer to having the life you want without feeling controlled or consumed by your inner world. I love building relationships and helping others feel more in control of their lives, access support beyond me to achieve their goals, and have healthier relationships with themselves and others. I want to help you learn how to navigate things beyond your control. I am here listen. We can sort it out together. I don’t have a magic wand, but I promise to listen to you, validate your experiences, and help you gain new skills to utilize as you ride the waves.
Why I Became a Therapist
Many of us grew up not thinking much about how we felt emotionally. We weren’t taught language around mental health and “therapy” was for other people. We only knew a handful of words to describe our feelings. We certainly never knew our physical experience is related to our emotional one, and vice versa. It turns out, the Body Keeps the Score and deep breaths really do help. I am a Licensed School Social Worker (2016) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (2022) who has worked with teens, families, young adults, schools, and communities over ten years. Since completing my Master’s and School Social Work License, I have pursued additional training in Autism Studies, Yoga and Mindfulness/Embodiment, Trauma Therapy, and continue to study and participate in professional groups to address the intersection of physical and mental health with a focus on helping victims of Child Abuse live happy and healthy lives. I worked and volunteered in Christian Ministry for nearly a decade.