Therapy is a collaborative journey of discovery where I aim to bring awareness, cultivate resiliency and wholeness. I believe that it is completely natural to need skillful support during our lifetime. I see each individual, family and couple as unique beings, influenced by a complex ecosystem of family, community, relationships, culture and so much more. My approach is both practical and soulful, backed by experience and current scientific research and theory. The synthesis of these styles is a conscious attempt to offer you and your loved ones the best environment to cultivate wholeness.
My main specialties are grief/loss, trauma/traumatic loss, anxiety and panic disorders, PTSD, adult survivors of child abuse, relationship issues, anticipatory grief and death process. My style is informed by a system’s perspective where I draw on many modalities to offer you a holistic path that is tailored to your needs and goals. I am also trained in Lifespan Integration (LI 1 & LI 2).
I’ve been a youth, teen and adult mentor, public school teacher, wilderness guide for over 15 years. This experience has given me the gift of working long-term with adolescents, teens and adults in life changing circumstances. These student relationships also allowed me to work very closely with families, couples and communities. I am also a stepmother, partner, friend, sister, daughter, aunt and community member. These roles have also been a significant part of my education and the basis of relational, soul forming experiences. I am also an ethnobotanist, river rat, musician, writer, a nature lover and bookworm.
As a therapist, I have taken my life experience and combined this with clinical experience, current research and psychological theory to offer a well-rounded therapeutic model. I have been thorough many life changes, traumas, losses, successes and relationships. These life events have developed me in mind, body and soul. It is my hope that I can support clients with multifaceted approach that offers a unique perspective that will encourage, inform and support meaningful growth in their lives.