The sad things that happened long ago will always remain a part of who we are just as the glad and gracious things will too, but instead of being a burden of guilt, recrimination, and regret that make us constantly stumble as we go, even the saddest things can become, once we have made peace with them, a source of wisdom and strength for the journey that still lies ahead.
— Fredrick Buechner, Telling Secrets

At the core of all effective therapy is a trusting, honest, and authentic relationship, which provides the foundation for us to move with honesty and intention into the difficult areas of your life. In my experience it is often most helpful to draw from multiple types of therapy, including approaches that focus on practical day-to-day concerns, as well as approaches that seek to provide healing with more depth and history. I fully agree with the Fredrick Buechner quote above, that sometimes it is our deepest wounds in life that become the richest soil for wisdom and strength, as well as compassion, humility, and courage. 

 

Training

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (#LH60542583) with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University. My training is focused in psychodynamic and attachment theories, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and Lifespan Integration.