I care deeply about people and find meaning in genuine human connection. I have the capacity to hold space for all feelings, especially difficult ones. I prefer hard conversations to small talk, any day. My personal journey has allowed me to learn first hand the concepts that I love working with clients on, including building healthy relationships, increasing resilience, and developing a strong sense of self with a healthy dose of self-compassion.
Most recently, I served as a Trauma Therapist and the Director of Counseling at a rape crisis center where I had the honor of working with survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones for half a decade. I have experience working with folks who are experiencing or are recovering from stressful and/or traumatic situations. I have provided therapy in elementary and high schools, community clinics, juvenile halls and prisons. I have undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Sociology and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Montana. Being a therapist means that I am also a perpetual student. I am committed to pursuing ongoing training and education and love staying up to date on effective treatment modalities and research.
I’ve been lucky to live and learn from people in quite a few places including: Scotland, Texas, California, and Montana. I am most at peace when I am in the woods, feel most myself when I am in the kitchen, and feel most alive when I am dancing. I am an extrovert who tends to get too competitive during board games. My soul medicine includes: laughing, being in nature, engaging in joyful movement, and enjoying homemade food.