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my approach:

I wholeheartedly believe in creating an affirming space for people to exist as their whole selves and be met with encouragement, compassion, and acceptance. This belief is reflected in my warm and collaborative counseling style. My therapeutic approach is influenced by an understanding of neurodiversity, attachment, and trauma and is grounded in client-centered therapy. I integrate art, writing, music, somatic (body-based) practices, mindfulness, and play to meet you where you are, get to know you and your story, and navigate with you toward healing and growth.

thoughts for new clients:

Show yourself the same compassion you would show a friend beginning a mental health journey. Remember that healing is not linear and sometimes we fall back on what is comfortable–this does not erase how far you have come.


I received my Master’s degree in Counseling with a specialization in Forensic Counseling from Adler University. As a gender-nonconforming, queer person, I recognize the complexities, challenges, and beauty of developing and embracing our identities. I am compassionate and I value genuine connection and authenticity as powerful tools in the healing process. I invite collaboration in creating a warm, non-pathologizing space in which clients feel safe and secure to heal, reflect, explore, and further develop their sense of self.

My therapeutic approach is grounded in a trauma-informed, client-centered, and holistic lens. I appreciate the differences in processing discomfort and life challenges in adults versus children.

I highlight play and art as valuable forms of processing and expressing life experiences among youth clients. I have experience working with those impacted by the foster care system, homelessness, life changes, societal injustice, systemic oppression, trauma and adverse experiences, emotional dysregulation, grief, depression, and anxiety. I am also passionate about working with youth encountering school and behavioral issues and challenges related to self-image and self-esteem.

I firmly believe you are the expert of your life, and together we can create a non-judgmental space in which you feel more secure and connected to yourself to explore your experiences as a person in this world.

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