“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi
As a therapist with a background in developmental psychology and family therapy, I will be using a lifespan perspective to help you reach your goals. We will explore how your history is actively impacting your present life, and how you would like it to affect your future. Together, we will build a solid foundation of self-knowledge as indicated by reliably identifying what you are truly feeling and thinking in reaction to situations. Using this foundation, we can then restructure your decision making to help you build healthier habits for how you treat yourself and interact with the world around you. My therapy style is goal oriented, high energy, moderately directive, and frequently utilizes humor & pop culture references.
On a personal note:
When I am not working with clients I am out hiking with my dog, traveling to new places, or trying to find the best local latte. When I am feeling less energetic, I am watching Netflix, playing board games, or trying to convince myself to fold laundry.
- Master’s of Education in Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling from the College of William and Mary
- Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Roanoke College
Areas of Specialty
I specialize in working with women ages 12 and up who are going through life transitions and are struggling with anxiety, depression, and/or self esteem. These struggles are frequently tied to past trauma, your role in your family, expectations, core values, fears, or attachment style.
My clients often set goals like:
- Managing depression and anxiety
- Improving emotion management
- Establishing feelings of safety
- Improving feelings of empowerment
- Building trust in myself and my decision making
- Setting boundaries
- Improving self worth
- Grieving losses
- Decreasing criticism of self
- Ending self-harming behavior
- Cesation of suicidal thoughts
- Healing from Childhood Trauma
- Re-parenting Self
- Self Pay
- United Healthcare