The truth is, emotions are a natural part of the human experience and in trying to conceal them we cause ourselves unseen emotional harm. My goal as a counselor is to provide you with a safe and welcoming space to fully understand your feelings and thought patterns, to help you identify what influences them, and to collaborate with you and aid you in addressing and managing your concerns in order to meet your goals. I utilize a holistic, collaborative approach which focuses on the person as a whole with all of their complexities. I have prior experience working with grief, trauma, depression, anxiety and gender dysphoria.
Approaches I use most often include person-centered therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, object relations, transactional analysis and existentialism. I am an LGBTQ affirming therapist and versed in working with ethically non-monogamous couples and individuals. My Masters training in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy from Wayne State University have cemented in me a passionate curiosity for the experiences of others and a desire to help people identify their goals and take the steps needed to reach them.