It is my hope to support my clients managing big emotions, depression, anxiety, high stress circumstances, the affects of trauma and PTSD, grief/loss, and challenges in relationships.
I truly enjoy working with people who want to explore authenticity-- those who are questioning who they are and who they want to be-- those who are recognizing a pattern of experiences and want to find freedom and purpose.
I believe that exploration through creation, movement and conversation can lead to a more satisfying way of being. Genuine joy, the recognition of passion and true self-acceptance are not only possible but the beginning of a fulfilling life. I hope to work with you, your teen, your partner, and/or your family to create sustainable health.
I am currently training in a modality of Somatic Psychotherapy that combines developmental psychology with somatic principles. This helps locate and heal the wounds from our past while helping people find their energy and passion.
I hold a master’s degree from Saybrook University (2013) and am licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in Washington state. I completed a year long internship at Seattle Counseling Service, the first center in Seattle to serve the LGBTQ community. There, my passion for working with clients who identify outside of the gender and sexuality binary developed. Before practicing as a therapist and coach, I worked intimately with families as a behavior consultant and childcare provider. I also lead a preschool classroom for over five years.
Outside of work, I am an avid climber, artist, and dancer. Movement and mindfulness have become valued forms of expression and often shows up in the work I do with clients.