About My Clients
I enjoy working with people who find themselves to be introspective and curious about their struggles with life transitions, identity, relationships, body image, eating/exercise, climate change, and more. I strive to balance exploring anyone's current symptoms with the connection these symptoms might have to deeper, more profound concerns. I also attempt to incorporate tangible "action items" from time to time to help move our work along and help clients make better sense of their experiences.
My Background and Approach
To make a long but not uncommon story short, I ventured to become a therapist after my own experiences in therapy. What stuck with me from that time wasn't so much the techniques used or the "homework" given but the good that came from simply connecting with another person in a safe, warm environment. Reflecting on my work as a therapist these days, I look to give my clients what someone else once gave me. I intentionally choose not to shy away from the darker, scarier, uglier parts of life with my clients. Often our distress stems from or feeds into life’s big questions that we all face – meaning, purpose, isolation, freedom, responsibility, death. These beliefs are why I chose to specialize in an existential-humanistic approach to therapy. I have been in practice since 2018 and received both my BA in Psychology and MS in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.