LAC, NCC, CCTP
Accepted Insurances: BCBS, Cigna, United HealthCare, Self-pay
I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in the state of Arizona and a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) in the state of Missouri. I received a Master of Arts in Counseling from Northwestern University in 2019. Prior to obtaining my Master’s degree, I attended Montana State University and achieved a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. During my undergraduate studies, I worked as an advocate for survivors of sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, and stalking. This work nurtured my love in the helping profession and fueled my drive for advocacy.
Post-graduation from Northwestern I had the privilege to work in a community based residential and outpatient substance use clinic in Missouri. During this time I became focused on working with trauma, addiction, and a wide variety of co-occurring disorders. Within the last year I have worked closely with Missouri treatment courts providing advocacy and education on the factors behind addiction as well as expanding outreach and reducing barriers to care by implementing telehealth interventions in rural Missouri.
I am a passionate and caring psychotherapist dedicated to helping each client based on their individual needs. In addition to my focus in trauma-related disorders and substance use , I enjoy working with personality, schizophrenia and psychotic, depression, and anxiety disorders. I am formally trained in the Psychodynamic approach and have since integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as Person-Centered and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have been trained as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and in the Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM); which in spring of 2019, myself and my colleague implemented via a telehealth platform, becoming the first clinicians in the country to do so.
I strive to meet every client with acceptance and an open mind. First and foremost, I believe my role is to listen, believe, and support each individual I see. The interventions I use are evidence based: I recognize the importance of individualism and strive to provide a unique space catered to each client. I love and respect the healing power of nature and embrace aspects of Ecotherapy in my practice.
Outside of work, I love spending as much time as possible outdoors. I see huge benefits in my own mental health whenever I am active doing my favorite things such as hiking, skiing, kayaking, or exploring my neighborhood with my black lab Lily