I am a Licensed professional counselor, a Certified addiction counselor and trained in EMDR and somatic trauma work. I earned my MA in Wilderness Therapy from Naropa. I have traveled the world studying and working towards implementing accessible and inclusive healthcare. I came to the path of therapy after being on the road as a music manager, I then realized that therapy is a need everywhere and can be done anywhere. I studied wilderness therapy because of my passion for being outside and working with horses, but additionally because wilderness therapy allows the space to get creative in how we do therapy and how we do life.
I work towards providing a unique therapeutic approach blends talk therapy, wilderness and equine therapy, somatic trauma informed, mindfulness practices, and horticultural therapy. I offer a nurturing, accessible, and inclusive therapy experience. My approach is experiential, and is focused on self-care. I have extensive knowledge and training in working with diverse populations, and work with a social justice lens.
I believe in guiding clients to feel empowered to express themselves and explore their identity while creating a safe supportive environment.
As a Queer identified woman, my identity has radically informed my personal and professional world. I am passionate about not only being a therapist in the office but a community organizer outside of the office. I believe my social justice work enables me to build strong relationships and it directly benefits my work as a therapist.
I have a strong belief in self-care and believe that if I don’t prioritize caring for myself it is hard to do it in the rest of my life. I work towards embodying the idea of sustainable urgency when it comes to self-care and the state of our world, meaning we are in a state of emergency/chaos often, but we must work at a sustainable pace with ourselves, community members, co-workers, family and the environment to ensure we do not burnout in our personal or professional world.
EMDR, CBT, DBT, wilderness therapy, experiential therapy, Motivational interviewing, mindfulness
I specialize in trauma, addiction, LGBTQ folks, inclusion, anxiety, grief