I am a Professional Counselor Associate and have been working as a Counselor in the Rogue Valley since 2016. I started my career working at Family Solutions in Ashland, where I worked with children aged 5-13 and their families on behavioral and emotional health issues. I have also worked at Rogue Community College and Paradigm Mental Health and Wellness, counseling adults aged 18+ on a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, bipolar, ADHD, personality disorders, schizophrenia, housing/income inequality, LGBTQ+ issues, and substance use.
My primary modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I believe in using a humanistic, person-centered approach with clients, and view myself as a guide for them while they define and accomplish their own mental health and wellness goals. Everyone’s experience is valid, and each of us have our own unique perspectives on navigating through life. My intention is never to judge, criticize or pressure, but to help clients realize what is helpful and not helpful to their wellbeing.
In my personal time, I enjoy creative writing, theatre, and spending time with my cat Kabuki. One of my favorite quotes is from Joseph Campbell, which I think applies to both therapy and life in general: “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”