“My specialty is working with individuals and families to overcome the effects of family dysfunction and trauma through a process of healing from the inside out.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Therapy is a second career for me that was birthed out of a personal and painful season I went through with my family in my late 20s. My specialty is working with individuals and families to overcome the effects of family dysfunction and trauma through a process of healing from the inside out. By providing a safe, supported, and trusting environment, clients are able to tolerate, express, and process buried emotions and experience a sense of catharsis. I am a proponent of resolving emotional and mental struggles by providing informative education to my clients on the mind and body connection, insecure attachments, and trauma wounds and then creating a path to wellness that is unique to the individual’s goals. Individuals and families are able to break the repetitive and destructive patterns of behaviors and support a process of healing and wellness. I am trained in EMDR therapy for resolving trauma and complex trauma as well as equine-assisted psychotherapy.
What should someone know about working with you?
My intake process is done electronically through an email link. Once completed, scheduling takes place and plans and goals are discussed in the first few sessions to guide your individualized treatment. I tailor my integrative approach to meet the client’s needs and goals. I truly value holding a calm, trusting, and safe space for my clients to complete therapeutic work and consider it a privilege to serve each of them in their journeys of discovery, change, and healing.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I have a thirst for knowledge and am fascinated by neuroscience, which drives me to continue to enrich my understanding of the magnificence of the human brain and psychology.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am encouraged by the positive strides of breaking some of the stigmas about mental illness and hope that we can continue to embrace mental health wellness and view it as important and necessary as physical wellness.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
I have studied polyvagal theory and the autonomic nervous system and how the body and mind connection is a necessary component in healing trauma.
What is one of your favorite quotes?
"Owning your story is the bravest thing you'll ever do." - Brene Brown
“By providing a safe, supported, and trusting environment, clients are able to tolerate, express, and process buried emotions and experience a sense of catharsis.”