Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
As a counselor, I am passionate about joining individuals on their unique journey, as they discover the depths of one’s self and their relationships. I know some of our deepest hurts and pains can come from relationships, and likewise I believe healing can come from restoring healthy relationships.
I received my Bachelors degree in Human Development in 2012, and then went on to earn my Masters in Counseling in 2016. I also obtained certification in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy through Eagala (Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association) in 2016.
My professional work experience includes over four years working in elementary education in both general and special education classes assisting with academics and mental health in a classroom setting. I also have two years of experience working with young adults and couples in a university counseling setting.
Emerging adulthood is a time where many experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship distress, shame and guilt, social difficulties, and issues with self-image and confidence. I am passionate about working with young adults during this life transition as one is exiting childhood and entering into a new role within and outside of their family of origin. I appreciate being a part of emerging adults’ continued efforts of individuation and self-discovery as they navigate their questions, concerns, and worries with self and relationships in their life during this phase.
In my work, I approach clients through a person-centered and psychodynamic lens. I like to incorporate mindfulness practices and expressive modalities that cater to each individual client and their personal therapeutic goals. Additionally, I utilize the following therapeutic modalities:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAGALA )
- Existential Therapy
- Sand Tray Therapy