Hello! I first off want to acknowledge the bravery and courage that it takes when seeking out assistance. Often the hardest part in getting the help you need is overcoming the initial discomfort with the idea of letting your guard down and allowing yourself to be vulnerable with someone who’s never before been a part of your life. My hope is that by learning a little bit about me, you can feel more comfortable in sharing your story.
I grew up in Denver, Colorado and then went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of New Mexico where I had the honor of playing Division 1 soccer. I earned a Master's degree in Social Work for The Ohio State University and for the last several years my family and I have lived in Eastern Washington. I enjoy the sunshine and being active outdoors!
I am an independently licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) providing mental health counseling to individuals and am an EMDRIA trained EMDR therapist and certified in Crisis Incident Stress Management (CISM). I have experience working across various settings with both individuals and groups including Division 1 college athletes, community mental health, home-based services, school-based counseling, those experiencing/survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, complex trauma, youth and parent mentoring and drug and alcohol abuse .
Individuals that I am especially passionate in working with:
Women seeking to restore emotional health after a traumatic child-birth experience
Women who are motivated to mentally/emotionally prepare for and create the empowered labor/delivery process that they desire to have
Athletes, performers, business professionals looking to get a performance edge on their competition, gain the confidence necessary to go for that next promotion, overcome internal blocks, fully process negative past experiences, failures/perceived failures or injuries that have prevented them from reaching their full potential
Those who have experienced trauma or overwhelming events in their life who now find themselves stuck in the past and/or are having difficulties moving forward
Individuals struggling with life transitions or adjustments
Anyone looking to improve an overall sense of balance, peace and well-being
Each individual is unique, as are their circumstances. Therefore, my approach consists of an eclectic mix of evidence-based techniques to most effectively and efficiently meet your needs and address your goals. I pride myself in recognizing the unique circumstances surrounding each client and tailoring my approach to ensure their goals are met and their ultimate potential is achieved. Some methods that I most commonly utilize are:
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)