I am an integrative trauma and relational therapist whose work centers and affirms people and their experiences in relation to themselves, others, and their environments. I welcome couples, partners, families, and individuals from all backgrounds and support those who have experienced personal, systemic, and relational difficulties due to traumatic life events. As someone with marginalized and privileged identities, your identities matter to me and I prioritize and offer space to talk about issues related to power, oppression, and oppressive systems. My goal is to create a space in our work together where you feel safer, accepted & heard.
I use brain-mind-body approaches that are attachment-oriented and informed by Brainspotting, IFS, EMDR, and Somatic therapies to help identify, process, release, and heal from stored negative and traumatic experiences and symptoms. Brainspotting allows us to access the limbic system and subcortical parts of the brain targeting trauma that is stored in the body. This form of therapy is highly relational and I will be curious, authentic, compassionate, and human while our work is situated within the context of a strongly attuned, connected, and collaborative therapeutic relationship. I am passionate about using this powerful modality to support couples to build stronger attachment, intimacy, and connectedness to one another and with creative types who are looking to expand their creativity and performances. I believe that embodied healing work is a radical act and I hold space for a socio-cultural understanding of healing including your creative ways of healing.
I work from an intersectional feminist, LGBTQ+ and kink affirming, polyam friendly, sex-positive, culturally responsive, creative, and radical social justice principles. As a narrative therapist, my work focuses on you as a whole person while considering you as the expert of your life and experiences. My healing work is for those who seek witnessing, exploration, dialogue, meaning-making, and co-creation.
In my free time, I enjoy creating, reading, traveling, rollerblading, playing video and board games, cooking, learning through professional and personal development, spending time in nature, and cuddling with my canine companion Max.
M.S. in Child Development and Family Studies, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, Purdue University Northwest, 2019
B.A. in Psychology and Art Therapy, Minors in History and Studio Art, Capital University, 2015
A.A., Wayne County Community College District, 2013