GET TO KNOW YOUR THERAPIST
WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST
I BECAME A THERAPIST TO HELP INDIVIDUALS FIND GROWTH AND HEALING.
I believe therapy is a collaborative process where we partner together to identify areas in which you would like to grow, explore what is holding you back from that growth, and determine how you can overcome those challenges.
When we work together, I help you gain greater self-awareness to identify where changes could be made to improve your happiness and quality of life as well as processing past events that might hold you back from living as your fully authentic self. It’s important in our work together that we have a trusting therapeutic relationship and an environment of acceptance so you can feel safe and comfortable opening up in therapy.
When I work with clients, I incorporate THREE THINGS to create positive change:
acceptance | trust | perspective
WHO I WORK WITH
My area of expertise is helping people cope with past traumas or significant life changes to move forward with a fulfilling life.
WILL TALKING ABOUT MY STRUGGLES BE TOO OVERWHELMING?
A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- I completed my graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at University of Arkansas.
- I am working toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
- I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and in both Religious Trauma Syndrome and Adverse Religious Experiences through the Religious Trauma Institute.
- I understand the impact of trauma and its effect on the mind and body.
- I have completed a 27.5 hour Living Brave course by Dr. Brené Brown focusing on Vulnerability, Courage, Shame, and Empathy.
Loves to read
Enjoys trying new restaurants
Has a cat named Figg