We all need somewhere to take off our masks and lay down our burdens. I offer a safe space for you to express your authentic self and be heard. From an early age I knew I wanted to work with people and, as I went through school, I found my passion for psychology—a passion that led me to a career in counseling. I enjoy sitting with people one-on-one or in small groups as a way to learn about them and their personal story. I use this connection to foster a therapeutic alliance with my clients, ensuring that they feel understood and supported.
I received my Master’s Degree from MidAmerica Nazarene University and completed two internships while in graduate school. I’m an avid reader and have a natural desire to learn; I stay up-to-date with the latest in professional literature and I frequently pursue a variety of continuing education opportunities. These include treating shame-based disorders, acceptance and commitment therapy, and complex trauma. These educational pursuits provide me with research-based practices that enable me to better connect with clients in my areas of focus.
I work with adults, young adults, and adolescents utilizing individual talk therapy. I also am happy to work with clients in family sessions and in group therapy. My focus is on clients who experience difficulties with:
My counseling style is calm, patient, and cooperative. I believe a therapeutic alliance founded in safety, respect, and understanding is the best way to create a healthy environment for healing. This means I take time to develop trust with each of my clients.
I approach counseling in a client-centered and holistic way. Life has its own plan, so I meet my clients wherever they are emotionally and mentally each time we have a session. Through talk therapy, we will work together to increase your coping skills, emotional tolerance, and resiliency. Together we will find your strengths and self-compassion so you can be present in your life.
I currently accept Medicaid. For self-pay clients and clients who have other health insurance and would like to schedule on a self-pay basis, my self-pay rate is $95 per session. I also offer a sliding-scale session fee to a limited number of clients who may be in the midst of financial hardship.
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