Areas of Expertise & Interest
By reaching out for support, a client has taken the first step in acknowledging an interest and willingness to learn, adapt, and grow. As a counselor, I strive to help clients build upon that momentum by providing a safe and supportive environment to share and explore their feelings, thoughts, relationships, and behaviors. It is my hope to create a strong therapeutic alliance based on authentic discourse to work towards a client’s treatment goals. I work collaboratively with each client to leverage their strengths, to enhance their coping mechanisms, and to develop new strategies for managing what life may be presenting at a given time and in the future.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and obtained my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. My training included serving individuals at the campus counseling center, the career center, and a rape crisis center. Most recently, I work in higher education in the area of career counseling/coaching by supporting individuals as they navigate decision-making, career planning, and issues of wellness and identity.
I look forward to supporting clients navigating issues related to life transitions that may be causing stress, anxiety, depression, and grief. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques and strategies based on a client’s presenting concerns and readiness to engage in the therapeutic process. These techniques are often rooted in a cognitive-behavioral and/or solution-based theoretical orientation.
In my spare time, I enjoy baking, seeing musicals, and spending time with my family (most often at a hockey rink).