Your Journey to Becoming a Counselor

I worked with children and families for 16 years as a preschool teacher. Over that time I observed more children struggling every year. I also saw their parents having a difficult time negotiating their children’s large emotions and behavior. My gift to my school community was helping children and families identify struggles and negotiate through those difficulties. I realized I want to use that gift to reach more families, so started on the journey to become a counselor. Everyone goes through adversity. Building resilience is the key to growing through the hard times. As a counselor, I will use my strengths and past experiences to help others build a better life.  

 

Your Approach To Counseling

People heal in relationship, whether that is with other people, animals, or nature. Integrating this into counseling provides people with the restorative power they need to improve their life.  You are the expert in your own life. I want to work with you to discover what in your past needs healing, what you can do to be better today, and help achieve goals for your future. 

Desired Specialties

I am interested in working with children, adolescents, relationship counseling, and family counseling.

  • Equine and Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Development
  • Trauma
  • Attachment 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

 

Trainings, Memberships, and Degrees

Currently pursuing Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Grand Canyon University

Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies: Certified Gestalt Equine Psychotherapist

American Counseling Association