I am a queer, trans/non-binary practitioner that is LGBTQIA+ affirmative, trauma informed and has lived experience with chronic illness.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Nampa, ID
During my time in grad school and internship I did extensive research and work with clients on attachment and attachment styles. Attachment theory and framework is one of my treatment modalities that I use in conjunction with trauma work and Internal Family Systems.
We learn how to love and approach our relationships through the lens of our past attachments. Learning how to reparent and become the attachment figure for yourself is not only healing but also empowering. I work with clients in learning their old attachment patterns and how to shift and reframe those in order to connect with their inner child. This lead to learning new patterns of interaction for more meaningful/intimate relationships.
I believe we spend much of our life trying to push away feelings and emotions that we perceive as negative. This can become exhausting and lead to emotional burnout. If instead of pushing those emotions away, we learn to acknowledge and interact with them, we may begin to notice we become more psychologically flexible and more connected to ourselves and our core values.
I believe people begin to heal the moment they feel heard. Person centered therapy is at the heart of who I am as a person and also as a clinician. I strive to meet each client where they are with unconditional positive regard at all times. I am here to see you and hear you, to come alongside and walk with you as you heal and learn to connect with yourself and your world.
My graduate degree emphasis is in Grief, trauma and crisis. In addition to my coursework, I have done trainings on generational trauma and the impacts on the body and mind.
I have 12 years of lived experience with chronic illness, chronic pain and fatigue.
I am a trans/non-binary individual with lived experience in addition to continued training and research in the areas of gender and gender identity.