I believe the exploration of Self is inextricably interwoven with the unfolding of our life. I view our time together, and the nature of therapy, as a sacred space where you are given an opportunity to explore and “be with” yourself in new ways as you navigate your human journey in this world and in relationship to others. I believe exploring ourselves takes courage, bravery, and openness, as we learn how to surrender deeper into our unique “being-ness.” We are often born into a world that defines us before we define ourselves, which can create a sense of disconnection from who we are. Many times, we are not taught how to be in relationship with ourself, as we would with a loved one, and therapy can offer a space to explore and get to know who we are, creating a deeper sense of connection with ourself and offer new perspectives of our role(s) in the world and with others. If we begin by looking within, we may observe our external world shifting as a result, creating more harmony and ease in our lives.
I believe there are an infinite amount of ways to heal, to grow, to learn, to become, and to simply “be”, and that can feel both daunting and liberating. The infinite nature of being human is what gives meaning to life and it is each one of us who holds the pen to our unique stories. How do we want to tell our story? How do we define ourselves, our lives, and our experiences? What narratives are no longer serving us? Where do we feel tension in our lives, within ourselves, and with others? How are we showing up in relationship to others? These are some of the limitless themes we can explore in therapy together.
I utilize a holistic lens in my work, meaning I acknowledge the complexity of what it means to be human as a mind, body, soul, and spirit. In growth, healing and exploration, I believe it is necessary to tap into all parts of our being-ness; to all of the layers that encompass who we are. In my approach, I pull from a variety of perspectives including both Eastern and Western philosophy, earth-based wisdom, experiential and existential-humanistic practices, somatic techniques, systemic and relational frameworks, and everyday life experience as a human being in this world alongside you.
I center my work collaboratively with my clients to create a safe, trusting, and supportive relationship on our journey together in therapy. It is an honor to work with individuals, partners, and other forms of relationships navigating the human journey.
- Altered states of consciousness and integration into daily life
- Healing from trauma
- End of life
- Death anxiety
- Polyamory/non-monogomous relationships
- Identity formation
- Personal growth
I hold a Master’s degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy from Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Major coursework included equity and social justice, sexuality and sex therapy, polyamory and family therapy, grief and loss, LGBTQ+ individuals, partners, and families, and relational therapy.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked for a hospice organization as a hospice companion where I supported individuals and families navigating the end of life. This experience quite honestly changed my life as I was able to witness what I believe is the rawest moments of human existence. I am deeply grateful for the time I spent as a hospice companion because it offered me an opportunity to view myself, life, and the connection to all things as deeply sacred. This experience sparked a passion within me to turn toward the unknowns, unspoken, and depths of life, bringing them to light.
I charge the following fees for my services:
- 30 minute initial consultation: Free of charge
- 50 minute individual session: $120
- 50 minute partner/relational session: $140
I offer a limited number of spaces with a sliding scale based on financial need.
I currently accept cash, check, and debit/credit card. Payment is due at the end of each session. In the event you need to cancel your appointment, a 24-hour notice is required to avoid being charged for the session.
I do not accept insurance; however, we are set up to take FSA/HSA cards.