I am a graduate student in my final year, preparing to become an LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor). I am pursuing a Family Systems concentration in my program and have received training in both individual and couples/family work. My background is in the mental health field, working with adults and youth one-on-one and in psychoeducational groups, in both residential and inpatient settings. My volunteer experience has centered around working with and advocating for LGBTQ+ youth and working with adults and youth who are English language learners. I have a deep appreciation for the beauty of diversity in all its forms, and am always seeking to learn from others’ unique perspectives.
I utilize a humanistic and emotion-focused approach to counseling, with an emphasis on mindfulness. Each of us carries within us our own unique strengths, spirit of resilience, and an intuitive knowledge of our path to personal growth and happiness. As a student of the emotion-focused approach, I believe that the first step towards accessing these gifts is to connect with the too-often-forgotten wisdom of our body and our emotions. Each has an important story to tell us, if we are willing to be mindful and listen. When given gentle, compassionate attention, our stumbling blocks can become useful informants and allies that help us along our path.
I believe that counseling is a shared journey, one that I am always honored to embark on with a client. Ultimately, you are the expert on your lived experience, and I welcome the opportunity to work with you to discover and move towards your goals and passions, wherever they may lead.