Reaching out for help when you are struggling takes amazing strength and courage! I am excited to work with you on your journey to a happier, healthier life. I would describe myself as compassionate, non-judgmental, encouraging and genuine and I sincerely believe in the strength and resiliency of individuals.
Although our life experiences vary wildly, at the core, we have a fundamental need to be in relationships with others. This knowledge and understanding has fueled my passion to study counseling and all that comes with it. I have always been the friend that people would tell their stories to, and now I have the privilege of working with individuals who are invested in learning and understanding more about themselves, working through the areas that keep them stuck, and creating the relationships and patterns that they long for in their lives. Often, we hold deep beliefs about ourselves and others that do not serve us. We can find ourselves struggling to find happiness and peace. I believe our relationships affect our lives in nearly every aspect and healthy relationships are born from healthy individuals. I enjoy working with individuals and couples to identify what their goals are and work towards harmony.
Since childhood, I have been fascinated by people, their stories, and in understanding what makes them tick. I have a voracious passion for travel and have lived in and visited over 35 countries. Experiencing individuals from all over the world, I have learned that we all have basic needs and wants, despite whether we live on the coasts of Mozambique, a small Tuscan village, or in bustling Paris. We all want to be seen, heard, appreciated, valued, and know that our desires and dreams and passions matter to others. We want security and safety- to know that we have a soft place to land at the end of a hard day.
My work is centered on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and I am currently working towards full certification in this modality. My education includes a B.A. in Anthropology from Utah State University and a M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University.
I’m happiest when I’m outside in the sunshine at the beach or the lake- wake boarding or wake surfing. I love guacamole and ice cream, traveling, long walks with friends, and spending time with my two girls and husband. I enjoy hosting parties, decorating my house, reading, and cuddling with my dog. My personal relationships provide the best learning experiences in my life, the biggest challenges, and the most happiness and fulfillment. I treasure each of these relationships and count them as my biggest blessing.
- Anxiety Disorders
- Depressive Disorders
- PTSD/ Complex Trauma
- Grief & Loss
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Life transitions & Stress
- Couples Issues
- Spirituality and Vitality