I like to spend time with my husband Jordan, practicing yoga, browsing an old bookstore, playing in the outdoors, and eating good food.
Passionate, Kind, Intelligent, Dynamic, and Curious
I saw a gap in the kind of thoughtful conversations that required a person to enter in below the surface of their own heart. It’s in the depths of our own heart that we are faced with the tragedy and the glory of who we are. I wanted to be a part of the sacred work of entering into another’s story with hope and bravery. My own story of recovery has a lot to do with being a therapist; I believe fully in the change that happens from good, whole-hearted therapy.
It’s important for a client to look for a therapist that genuinely cares for them. This is not someone who is going to give them all the answers to fix the problems of their life, rather this is someone who will hold and honor the stories and questions of their heart with compassion and integrity, who will hold up a mirror to their life, who will challenge them to hold the gravity and delight of their own story. It is through relationships that hurt, trauma, and abuse happen and it is also through relationships that healing happens. The therapeutic relationships requires it be one of immense trust.
Saint Irenaeus said, “The glory of God is man fully alive.” This quote encompasses how I incorporate faith into my work as a therapist. The call to full living is one that invites us to live from the bigger, fuller, eternal story. Whether a person comes from a specific faith tradition or none at all, faith in something outside of ourselves is often central for healing.
Pat Conroy and Dan Allender
My journals, I’ve kept them consistently since college
Grilled portobello mushrooms, quinoa salad, and homemade chocolate chip cookies
Going to the beach every summer with my family. We stay in an old 1920’s ocean front house that’s quaint and holds the memories of my childhood.
Either somewhere along the PNW or Cape Town, South Africa