MA, LPCC Candidate
I am a Master's level therapist working towards my MN LPCC licensure under the supervision of Amber Fuller, MA, LMFT. I am a graduate of the Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology program at the University of Minnesota, where I also earned a BA in psychology. Personal challenges and difficulties led me into this field, and I enjoy helping others to overcome the obstacles they face in life. I believe everyone has the power within them to overcome whatever they may be facing, it just so happens that at times we need a little help evoking that potential.
As a therapist, what I find most important is to provide a judgment free, safe, and supportive environment where the client and I can work collaboratively and build a trusting therapeutic relationship. I approach therapy through a person-centered lens, utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused, Strength-based, Mindfulness, and Psychodynamic techniques. I believe it is important to tailor therapy to each individual, as we are all just that, unique individuals.
My area of focus is primarily working with those who have experienced disability and/or trauma, as well as anyone else who experiences grief & loss, life transitions, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, chemical dependency and/or co-occurring disorders, chronic pain, suicidality, and those who find themselves in crisis for whatever reason. However, I am open to working with anyone on any issue. I'm available to see adolescent & adult individuals, couples, and families.
In my spare time I enjoy doing photography, spending time outdoors, watching all sorts of movies and television series, spending time with family, reading, and volunteering as a crisis counselor for the Crisis Text Line.