Focus: Eating disorders, body image, mood disorders, anxiety, perfectionism, religious trauma and identity development.
I believe that navigating life is not meant to be a solitary journey. As a licensed clinical professional counselor, I aim to co-create a safe space with my clients, encouraging curiosity and exploration in their lives. Empathizing deeply with the pain and pressures we experience, I'm drawn to supporting others in stepping into authenticity, cultivating awareness, understanding, and acceptance.
I strive to foster a collaborative, inviting and at times humorous experience with my clients. My approach is rooted in a contextualized understanding of your life experiences—both past and present. I often work with individuals who tend to attribute their life trajectory to self-blame, to guide them through an exploration of external factors that may have played a significant role.
My professional experience and specialized training with eating disorders has led me to a concentration of supporting those experiencing disordered eating, body image distress, perfectionism, relationship difficulties, and religious or faith deconstruction. In these areas, I utilize frameworks centered on body liberation—“the freedom from social and political systems of oppression that designate certain bodies as more worthy, healthy and desirable than others”.
Outside of my professional work, I enjoy attending concerts, exploring antique malls, and connecting with friends at a local coffee shop. I embrace the philosophy of 'both/and,' I believe in finding a balance between rest and growth in diverse places and through interactions with different people. If you feel that I could be a good fit for your needs or would like to learn more, please don't hesitate to reach out. I look forward to the opportunity to connect with you.