I have over a decade of experience helping individuals and families in various therapeutic settings. I began my journey in mental health by working in wilderness therapy. After seeing the transformation that took place in the wilderness, I realized that I had a passion for inspiring and understanding people. I am able to quickly connect with clients by establishing a relationship based on trust, compassion, and humor. I enjoy utilizing various art forms to facilitate healing and encourage clients to express themselves both verbally and non-verbally. I believe expressive therapies help clients go deeper in their therapeutic journey and enables powerful, long-lasting changes.
I earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Michigan, which focused on Interpersonal Practice in Mental Health. I am well-versed in working with those who struggle with trauma, attachment, anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, self- harm, mood disorders, personality disorders, and family conflict. I have experience and training in trauma-informed, strengths-based, and experiential therapies and techniques. I use various treatment modalities like Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), attachment theory, and narrative therapy. In addition, I have been trained and use Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to address trauma with her clients.