As we work together, we will create a space built on trust to explore personal identity, self-expression, sexuality issues, and relational issues with family, friends, and intimate partners. I specialize in navigating life changes, and burnout related to chronic illness, grief, and loss, as well as helping you to deepen authentic personal expression with yourself and with others.
The ability to be truly heard and seen is an important aspect of our work together. Each experience is unique and honored. You are the expert of your life, and I will provide a supportive and empowered approach to assist you as we work together.
MA - Mental Health Counseling, Northwestern University
MPA - Public Administration, Northern Michigan University
It felt like it was a very natural next step on my path because of the joy that it gives me to continue to learn with and about others. I am a very curious person, and I enjoy exploring identities and seeking to understand others perspectives.
I love to travel, explore, and learn new things. I am often seeking out new experiences, lectures, music, and opportunities to meet new people. I also like my time to recharge and spending time with my partner, family, friends, and animals.
Exercise. I spend at least 50 minutes each day walking outside.
Most recently, I've read and reread the book Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski, PhD. I learned about the book in 2019, and I use excerpts from it on a regular basis in my work and in my life. I love her writing style and the practical use of the book.
I love the Visions INC organization because of the work that they do on a systemic level to assist in training leaders about understanding and openly speaking about implicit bias, power, privilege, and differences within organizations.
I like to be outside walking or hiking with my partner and getting sunshine.
I have a cat named Carlos and one of my favorite pet stories is when my previous cat (Gertie) decided that she wanted to keep me around. I found her at the shelter and was asked to consider taking her home with me because she didn't have long. I decided to take her to my home, and she hid under the bed whenever I was around for the first 3 days. Finally, I had fallen asleep on the couch one evening, and I woke up with Gertie getting comfortable on top of me and nuzzling my chin. We were good friends from that moment on.
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