I became a therapist because I believe people are pretty incredible.
I have had the opportunity to witness resiliency, recovery, and people showing up for their lives. I have seen people develop their capacity for discomfort and growth. I am a believer in change and support and the power of relationships to heal our wounds. I have done this work myself and know how hard it is. I'm so glad you're here.
I am a cancer survivor. I have lost many family members and friends to illness. I have dedicated my life to growth, connection, and love. I'm a truth-teller and a boundary-setter and have learned that even though those are hard things to be, it's better in the long run. It takes effort every day to show up in that way. I have experienced trauma. I have dug myself up from the depths (with lots of help and support) when I thought maybe I should stay there and it would be easier to just be done. I am enthusiastic about my life and your life because I believe we are here to learn and grow and move through the crap so we can feel as much joy as our bodies can contain. I see your potential and I'm not afraid to share that with you. Let's be real--sometimes shit is just hard. And what I have learned over and over again is that we can do hard things. I believe that.
In my office, people who have experienced really difficult events are able to find space, relief, comfort, safety, and trust. They create new relationships with their bodies and their loved ones. Healing work is hard, but I will be right there with you. It's worth it.
I love working with people when life is tough because I have been there and I can teach you tools so you can feel better and show up as your most authentic, whole self in your life and relationships. When I meet with clients for sessions, I do it with empathy, respect, humor, and love. Our experiences may not be identical, but I can meet you where you are right now. I am here to provide support and encouragement, and challenge you to live your life in a way that feels genuine for you.
Education | Training | Professional Associations
Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Washington, Seattle
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and Women's Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Externship, in Certification Process
Postpartum Support International Certificate, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care
Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Level 4 Certification
Yoga for Trauma Advanced Training
DARe (Dynamic Attachment Repatterning), Level 1
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (C008023) in North Carolina
Member of the National Association of Social Workers
Member and Volunteer Coordinator of Postpartum Support International
Member of the Perinatal Emotional Health Network