Mary Oliver poses the question, “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” In many ways, this question guides me both personally and professionally.
It is an honor for me to help people work through challenges to create a fulfilling life. I believe in authentic and genuine connection in therapy, and my clients often describe me in those terms.
My career began working in a residential home for youth in the foster system. Though I often felt heavy-hearted witnessing the intense emotional suffering endured by these teens, I also experienced hope as I watched them connect and respond to the therapeutic process integrated by their program therapist. It was then I knew what I wanted to do with my “one wild and precious life.”
I know from experiences in my own life and in listening to my clients, the desperate measures one will take in an effort to stop emotional pain. I have also
found that profound healing can take place in a compassionate and supportive therapeutic relationship, which is what drives me to do the work that I do.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time in nature and being with loved ones. I am a bookworm and Dungeons and Dragons nerd. I believe that laughter is essential to life. I am an animal lover. Tea drinker. Ice cream eater. I am constantly awed by the world we live and the resilience of the human spirit.
I would be honored to embark with you on a therapeutic journey of healing, growing, and connecting to your “one wild and precious life."