I am a person-centered therapist who values the importance of connection (we kind of have to like each other for this to work). I take an integrative and trauma informed approach to provide education regarding how your experiences like trauma, attachment, along with physical health barriers can affect and shape your everyday life. I offer evidence-based treatment options to fit your needs. I believe that you are in charge of steering the ship and I am here to guide you, support you, and help you process.
I started in the mental health field working beside veterans and their families through trauma and difficult life transitions. I continued as a therapist working with adults and children experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault by providing a safe space for them to process loss and grief and trauma while supporting them through the healing process. I then transitioned into community health care working with vulnerable populations experiencing mood disorders, trauma, personality disorders, gender dysphoria, chronic illness/pain, perinatal health/mental health, and other difficult life changes.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with those I love, being outdoors (especially close to the water), watching a good movie/show, and making terrible jokes.
Professional Development and consultation:
I served as an expert witness in court for cases related to domestic violence and sexual assault to help the general public understand the impact domestic violence and sexual assault can have on individuals and families.
While working in community health care I provided education and consultation to physicians completing their residency, participated in community advocacy and case management, and was a member of the DEI council.
Treatment Trainings: EMDR, CPT, CBT, MI,SFBT, DBT
Certification: Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C)