“I focus on the therapeutic relationship and providing a safe, non-judgmental space for you.”


 

I am a Licensed Mental Health Associate (LMHCA) and received my M.A. degree in Applied Psychological Science, with a child/adolescent track from Pacific University in Oregon. I received my Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Psychology with a focus on criminology from Purdue University in Indiana. I am continuously expanding my knowledge and seeking out training in order to keep up with new research and better serve my client’s needs. With my experience and education, I am particularly passionate about justice, acceptance, and advocating for others.

My approach is you have many great strengths and are the true expert on yourself. I am here to assist you in discovering your strengths and building upon them throughout your journey and progress in therapy. I enjoy using humor throughout therapy, yet holding you accountable. Often, I utilize a collaborative approach as much of my training focused on Collaborative Problem-Solving techniques that foster growth in communication and relationships. I have experience working in day treatment facilities with children, adolescents, and young adults.

I am originally from the Midwest (Indiana) and transferred to Oregon for graduate school and have now found myself in Washington State. I have found that the Pacific Northwest is where I am supposed to be with the abundance of nature and many hikes to explore with my corgi! I find myself seeking out new books to read often and writing or sketching during my free time.


Individual Counseling

My therapeutic approach is eclectic and varies depending on your needs but I often utilize Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills in my treatment directives, such as mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and trauma-informed care throughout my approach. I encourage you to identify and practice your various social skills while in a therapeutic setting. I have found that communication and relationships are important in a therapeutic setting, which is why I focus heavily on the therapeutic relationship and providing a safe, non-judgmental space for you. Whether this space is used to unpack traumatic events, practice setting boundaries, or talking through negative thinking patterns, I am open-minded and receptive to your unique human experiences.


 

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