Your Journey to Becoming a Counselor

I have always been interested in understanding the inner workings of the human mind, what motivates us, and how we interact with one another. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology which sparked a greater interest in the human experience. At that time in my life, I was interested in seeing the world and experiencing new cultures and ideas. I worked as an international flight attendant for 8 years, discovering diverse groups of people and ways of life. As time went on, I felt the desire to help people in a deeper and more meaningful way. My own experiences in therapy positively changed my life, so I decided to return to school to pursue a degree in social work. I plan to work towards a licensure in clinical social work and further deepen my understanding of people and ways to enrich their lives emotionally.

Your Approach to Counseling

I believe that therapy is difficult work that can elicit a lot of emotions and past traumas. I want to create a safe and welcoming space for my clients to enrich their growth and healing. Empathy and understanding are essential tenets for a beneficial therapeutic relationship. I believe in a relational approach where the client is the focus where we will explore the best ways to make positive changes in your life. I like to embrace various modalities within the therapeutic setting incorporating animals, nature, EMDR, talk therapy, and other experiential activities.

Desired Specialties

I am interested in working with adolescents and adults within the following areas:

  • Equine and Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Confidence
  • Relationships

Trainings, Memberships, and Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Ohio University)

Currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work with a Human-Animal-Environment Interactions Certificate (University of Denver)

Currently pursuing a Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies: Certified Gestalt Equine Psychotherapist