I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a focus on moving clients from insight to action. We are all prone to sticking with the safe and familiar choices in our lives, even if they make us unhappy. This “default mode” of living may feel easier than risking change, but over time our lives begin to feel smaller and smaller. The process of personal growth can be uncomfortable, but real change comes only when we stop living by default and start living by design. My job is to help you envision the changes you want in your life and design a plan to get you there.
My clients range from older teens to the elderly, but my greatest passion is working with young adults between ages 18-35. I deeply enjoy helping young adults gain the self-knowledge and skills to break through emotional roadblocks, design a career, and build a life that aligns with their values.
My own values include a commitment providing a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can feel safe discussing all aspects of their lives. I practice open and affirming counseling, and I welcome all gender and sexuality minorities including those who identify as LGBTQ, transgender, queer, or polyamorous. I am also experienced in working with diverse religious and spiritual beliefs.
- Anxiety and depression
- Career exploration and career design
- Handling big transitions
- Exploring your identity
- Getting “unstuck” and moving forward again
- Personal growth and development
- Building a life that matches your values
Who I Work With
- Young Adults (ages 18-35)
- Career Counseling and Life Design
- Therapy for Personal and Spiritual Development
My theoretical influences include:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Strengths-based Counseling
My 10 years of experience as a counselor and a coach have included everything from college/career planning and helping twentysomethings get launched to supporting medical patients and and working with the terminally ill. I have worked in the non-profit sector for most of my professional life, including over six years with the American Cancer Society. In addition to offering private psychotherapy, I am also currently working with a community counseling agency that serves a very diverse range of clients.