I became a therapist because I believe in the power of being heard, seen, and appreciated for who we are. Often, we aren't quite able to see how brilliant, capable, and resilient we truly are until we have the opportunity to explore our own strengths and share our stories with one another. I approach counseling from an integrative perspective primarily utilizing concepts and techniques pulled from systemic, humanistic, mind-body and constructionist perspectives as every one of us has an innate sense of worthiness and are shaped by the world and people around us.
I have a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in Kinesiology and a master's degree from St. Cloud State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and meet clients where they are at in their journey to collaboratively decide how we can get from where we are to where we would like to be, together. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, rucking outdoors with my four-legged son, boxing and Muay Thai training, and exploring my creative side with things like painting, singing, and reading.