Initially being from a small agricultural town, then transitioning to being a military spouse, our family has had the opportunity to travel and experience different areas over the last decade. Being open to change and vulnerable during these experiences has allowed me to witness the importance of relationships and the value of community. Altering my personal and professional perspective on facing adversities and the abilities that contribute to overcoming difficult times. Often, we feel alone or distant from others; this disconnection spirals, and the primary emotional need to be accepted and have a purpose within our communities weakens. We can become lost in our thoughts and forget how to communicate the challenges being experienced. Only further closing us off to connection and deepening the divide between achieving a healthy mental balance. Untangling and challenging these thoughts to get back to our desired life should not be a lonely experience. I have professional familiarity with crisis intervention, suicidal thoughts, anxiety-related disorders, depression, and adverse childhood experiences.
On a personal level, I find enjoyment in outdoor activities: hiking, snowboarding, gardening, and attending live events. While at home, cooking, baking, listening to books, and sewing is what recharges my soul.
Every person experiences life differently, and the counseling process should reflect them. What works for one person is not necessarily going to be beneficial for another; I do not believe there is a one size fits all approach. Instead, I believe that the counseling process should be tailored to what will resonate with you and assist you in achieving a more authentic life. We will do this by implementing a combination of evidence-based treatments, including aspects of cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, and other treatment interventions that fit your journey and the goals that we identified together as an area of focus.
By tailoring the counseling experience to resonate with you, we will implement a combination of evidence-based treatments, including aspects of cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, and other treatment interventions that fit your journey.
We will start with a biopsychological assessment; this will help me understand and little about you and some of your history. This process helps me discover who you are, some of your family histories, and what areas you want to focus on. After, we will work together to develop a treatment plan that you feel comfortable with.
In 2016, I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Grand Canyon University. After choosing to remain with Grand Canyon University, I entered a Master of Science program to obtain a graduate degree in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family.