- Academic anxiety and performance
- Assertiveness and confidence
- Attachment insecurity
- Communication skills
- Conflict management
- Eating and body image
- Emotional intelligence
- Grief and loss
- Interpersonal skills
- Postpartum anxiety and depression
- Premarital prep
- Stress management
- Time management
- Work/school-life balance
- MA, Counseling
- BA, Psychology
- PREPARE/ENRICH Premarital Facilitator
How I Help Clients Thrive
Through my experiences, I have worked with adolescents and families in a high school setting, young adults in a university setting, and individuals in private practice. I have developed a passion for working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and trauma.
The first and most important approach I believe to be in therapy is a strong client-therapist relationship. My goal is to provide a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental space for you as we embark on this journey of healing. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to hear your story and walk alongside you during this time of growth. If this is your first time in therapy, it can be scary and full of unknowns. You are brave for taking this first step. I believe there is so much power in sharing your story and feeling heard. It is my goal that at the end of therapy you feel stronger than you did at the start. I take a person-centered approach, with a focus on attachment and connection as vital points for healing, building positive relationships, and a positive sense of self. We will work together to identify your goals in therapy and utilize your strengths. I use effective research-based counseling strategies to ensure it fits your unique path. I also enjoy using art therapy and self-compassion tools with my clients. I am currently continuing training in Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”
What I Do For Self-Care
Self-care is a strong concept I encourage to my clients, my friends, my family and myself. Self-care for me means finding joy in the simple things and finding things that make me feel calm. Depending on the day, I journal, read a fiction book, spend quality time with my husband and pup, hike, take a long walk, listen to a podcast, paint, and hang out with friends.
Enter at the Lobby Entrance of the Offices at Liberty Center and take the elevator up to the third floor. The office is on the left (follow signs for ThrivePointe). When you arrive, check in at the iPad, and grab a beverage while you wait for your therapist.
Free parking is available in the Warehouse Row Garage (behind Cobb Theater) and the surface lots behind the Offices at Liberty Center, which is off of Haskell St. Metered parking is available throughout the property. These meters have a 90-minute limit, and accept coins and credit cards.