I view the counseling relationship as collaborative. My goal is to work together to explore new tools and perspectives that support your inherent ability to grow. I incorporate strengths-based, rehabilitative, expressive-arts, and EMDR techniques within my sessions. I strongly believe that empowerment can come through reducing shame, recognizing strengths, establishing social networks, deconstructing systems of oppression, and encouraging curiosity. People me as warm, compassionate, authentic, inquisitive, and creative within my counseling practice.
I have a background in providing mental health support to queer adults; individuals who’ve experienced religious, medical, and childhood trauma; those with chronic illness, and people with ADHD, ASD, and dissociative symptoms. In my professional roles both a counselor and as an academic advisor, I’ve helped people navigate academic and career-based concerns such as academic/job accommodations and organizational strategies.
I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting Missouri State University, a Master of Fine Arts in Fine Art from the University of Arkansas, and a Master of Science in Counseling with a focus on Psychiatric Rehabilitation from the University of Arkansas. In addition to being a Limited Licensed Counselor, I’m also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and am in the process of being EMDR-trained.