I am a licensed professional counselor with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.. I am also board certified as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board for Certified Counselors. My therapeutic style can best be described as warm, straight forward, and humorous. I have a strong belief that my clients are the experts of their own lives and experiences. I view that my job as a therapist is to assist my clients in finding their own meaning, purpose, and direction in life. To do this, I challenge my clients to live their lives authentically and according to their own moral compass. I have a non-judgmental, personal-centered therapeutic approach. I work with my clients on taming that inner critic, which I like to refer to as their gremlin, and ever so politely showing it their most expressive finger.
I have a strong belief that the only person on whom I am an expert, is myself. I do not feel it is my job to tell my clients what to do, but rather assist them in finding the direction that is most congruent and authentic to them. I value justice and authenticity. I do not expect my clients to show up with vulnerability and not provide some in return. I believe connection and safety are important and I am open to questions related to competency working with race, religion, political beliefs, etc. I believe that Black lives matter, trans people exist and are valid, and whoever someone wants to love is their own business.