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It is my belief that we all deserve to move through this world safely. Life is a long journey of finding ourselves, getting lost, and finding ourselves again. We often wish that it was a straight path but in reality, it takes so many twists and turns. Sometimes on this path we feel alone, we get consumed by our depression, our anxiety, our trauma, and we don’t know where to turn. It is my hope that we create a space in which you feel comfortable to explore the obstacles that are keeping you from living the life that you want. Counseling is a collaborative process and in our space, I place emphasis on authenticity, self-compassion, and choice. Much of my role in the counseling relationship is to provide education, tools, and resources to help you along your journey.
As a counselor I draw from a variety of modalities and techniques including acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma informed care, solution focused CBT, and choice theory. I have a strong passion for alternative approaches for mental health care and as a result have undergone additional training in Complementary and Alternative medicine for mental health. This modality looks at sleep, nutrition, meditation, and yoga and the effect that these have on our mood and our energy. I have also had an extensive history of navigating and identifying community resources to meet individual needs.
My experience comes from the last 7 years of working in the mental health field. My background covers a variety of areas from crisis intervention to career counseling. I received my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Montana in 2019. I then moved to Washington in hopes of continuing my own journey. I spend majority of my free time watching television at home with my wonderful fur-babies. I also enjoy reading, cooking, going for walks in nature, and spending time in restaurants (when we are not in a global pandemic).
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