I adore good food, exploring the outdoors and new cities, working out at the gym, and exceptional writing in all its forms. What I love more than those things, however, is listening to others share their life stories and facilitating greater well-being. It’s why I was drawn to psychology in the first place – I am fascinated by the human condition and amazed at what we can endure, how we protect ourselves, and what we can overcome.
I’ve been through some significant unanticipated transitions and heartbreaking losses that both transformed me and informed my work. By watching and listening to people throughout my life, and in light of my own experiences, it became clear that most of us function each day under the weights of pain, fear, and grief. Yet much of that burden is relieved when we finally realize that we are already “enough.” That all our parts, from the convenient to the undesirable ones, are on our team and working for our good. We are worthy of love, rest, and good things even with our wounds, baggage, big feelings, and perceptions of falling short of our own ideal.
To help people live with greater ease, connect with their inherent goodness, carry more hope, and feel more fulfilled, I became a licensed clinical psychologist and worked in various mental health capacities for over 15 years. My experience includes individual, couples, and family counseling for grief & bereavement, peak performance, substance abuse, severe mental illness, dementia, university campus, and community behavioral health. In addition to a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, I obtained special certifications in grief:
Through all the schooling and direct experience, I learned (and continue to discover) so many incredible things that really help people navigate the trials of overwhelm, grief, and transition – to make a difference in the way people feel in their own skin and in their lives. For more about my approach to therapy, click here.