With great appreciation for the human experience, I understand how challenging it can be to navigate questions like what to change and what to accept, what's healthy and what's harmful, and how to get unstuck in self-defeating patterns. In psychotherapy, my goal is to create a safe, supportive, and healing environment for a person to share their story and to develop a deep appreciation of their unique experience.
I earned my Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Michigan School of Psychology in July 2017. Since then, I have been providing psychotherapy for people with a variety of mental health issues, including various mental illnesses, addiction/substance use, relationship challenges, and adjustment difficulties. Prior to this, I worked in social work for 14 years providing psychosocial rehabilitation for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. As I have worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds, beliefs, and orientations, I am sensitive to people feeling empowered to make their own individual choices in life.
Coming from a humanistic psychology approach, I integrate other methods and interventions into my therapy practice as needed, including existential therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy, as well as various tools I have been trained in such as the Enneagram model of personality and dream analysis. My wish is for people to manage their mental health in a meaningful way in order to work towards growth and create lasting change.