I have been fortunate enough to have a Dad who is a therapist. Growing up, I always felt heard, understood, and supported by my family of origin. I realize that is not the case for so many people, and not feeling accepted as your authentic self can be deeply painful. My goals as a therapist are to be able to provide a safe space for clients where they dig into who they are, and give them the tools to be able to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin.
I attended the University of Arizona for both my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, as well as my Master of Arts in Counseling- Rehabilitation and Mental Health Emphasis. I am currently an LAC (Licensed Associate Counselor), and hold certifications as an NCC (National Certified Counselor) and CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor).
My therapeutic approach is multidisciplinary. Primarily person-centered, I provide clients with the option to incorporate variety of different techniques depending on the preferences of the individual client. I will often pull from therapeutic orientations like Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Feminist Therapy.
I have worked in community mental health settings and a group practice environment with a wide range of clients. I’ve worked with adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, psychotic disorders, and interpersonal challenges. I love working with clients who are excited to understand themselves and their emotions at a deeper level and gain insight about how they interface with the people in their lives. Nothing makes me happier than when a client has an ah-ha moment in session and watching them apply that new insight to their lives moving forward.