“No matter where you're at, hope is not lost.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I learned early on that I love working with women. It doesn't matter to me if you’re Gen Z or millennial — if you’re walking through relationship or parenting issues. I’m here to help. After completing my master’s in marriage and family therapy, I became a licensed professional counselor. I've counseled in private practice, mental health hospitals, and nonprofits. I've come to view counseling as a holistic process, taking into consideration emotional, cognitive, physiological, and spiritual factors. I am a Trust-based Relational Intervention Practitioner. TBRI is an attachment-based, trauma-informed model that can help us explore how our own childhood patterns impact our current relationships.
What should someone know about working with you?
Scheduling the first appointment can feel like a huge step, so we've made the process super easy. To begin, hit the “request a consultation” button. We’ll connect over a brief phone call for free to see if we are a good fit. After that, you’ll fill out a few forms and we’ll schedule our first appointment! You’ll receive a video link for our sessions. During our first few meetings, I'll get to know your story. My main goal is to partner with you in setting a new trajectory toward healing and to restore hope to the areas of your life that feel dry, wasted, or maybe even dead.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
My faith in Jesus shapes my counseling practice. I have lived long enough to see God turn terrible tragedies into something meaningful and even beautiful. My therapeutic style is warm, compassionate, humble, and present.
How do I know if I should see a therapist?
People should seek counseling in the wake of a crisis, as the benefits are enormous. However, the therapeutic process can be initiated well before life becomes unmanageable. Seek counseling as soon as your stress level, grief, anxiety, or depression interferes with your daily life. Invest in your own healing and self-care. Don't let the past steal anything else from your present or future.
“Don't let the past steal anything else from your present or future.”