Wild Flowers

I have 20 years experience as a clinical social worker, counselor, and advisor. As a psychotherapist, I specialize in working with individuals experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, and other stressors. My therapeutic approach is collaborative, strengths-based, and client-centered and draws upon attachment-based, mindfulness-focused, trauma-informed and evidence-based behavioral modalities. I have completed specialized training in  somatic therapies (Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR), Compassion-Focused Therapy,  Internal Family Systems, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and I am experienced with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and psychodynamic modalities.

My coaching specializations are graduate students and people in transition. I have completed 104 hours of coach training from the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), I'm trained in generative interviewing and motivational interviewing, and I also bring a background in Appreciative Advising and Gallup's Strength-Based Advising to my coaching, having served as an academic advisor to undergraduate and graduate students for over ten years.

Prior to receiving my MSW, I earned a PhD in English Literature, and I have taught study skills and writing and provided academic counseling to young adults in a university setting. I have volunteered as a crisis counselor at Ozone House and have counseled clients at SafeHouse Domestic Violence Center.