“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you will ever know.” -A.A. Milne
Whether you are struggling with a life transition, family or romantic relationship issue or overwhelmed with stress from work or school, I want you to know that I will do my best to hold a safe and judgment-free space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I will help you look deeper into yourself on your journey of positive change, personal growth, and self-improvement. Let’s work together to figure out why you are not as happy as you would like to be and work towards living up to your full potential, for yourself, and the people in your life.
As your therapist, it is important to me to use a humanistic, trauma-informed, holistic approach with you. I will see you as a whole person first and not defined by any clinical diagnosis. My approach is focused on each individual’s unique strengths to best navigate working together towards accomplishing goals. Most importantly, you are incredibly strong for taking this initial step of seeking support to start taking back control of your life. I look forward to holding a respectful safe space for you to grow, heal, and start living the happier and healthier life you desire and deserve.
I graduated from Kalamazoo College with a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art while being a collegiate student athlete. I earned my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse. I worked at a mental health and substance use sober living and outpatient clinic as a case manager, led female group therapy, and assisted with the yoga group therapy sessions. I then worked as a psychotherapist at a mental health private practice providing therapy to a variety of population groups and individuals of all ages before joining the amazing community of therapists at Therapy Today, Ann Arbor.
My education, training, and unique life experiences have provided me the skill set to utilize a variety of evidence-based modalities including psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and other evidence-based strategies to best work with clients towards change and growth. It is important to me to use a trauma-informed holistic approach with clients by seeing each client as a whole person first and how the make up of their life experiences, environment influences, and family genealogy impact a person’s mental and physical health.