By creating a relationship of trust and genuine rapport, I offer a safe space to breathe, laugh, cry, reflect, create, envision, experience unconditional acceptance, and simply be.
As a therapist and human being, I believe it is my purpose to help others cultivate hope, self-discovery, healing, and growth. I believe healing starts the moment we allow ourselves to acknowledge that we are struggling. It’s hard to find wellness when we are concealing our struggles or just trying to simply function. You deserve more than that. By taking steps to understand and overcome your struggles, you can uncover the path to healing and wellness.
Think of therapy like a conversation. It offers a safe place to explore your past, present, and future while walking a path towards your desired self. You are welcome to share as much or a little as you want. It is completely normal to be nervous when starting therapy but I want you to know that you can share those feelings with me in a safe way. I work really hard to be completely non-judgmental, accepting, empathetic, and truly warm and nurturing in all aspects of my work. You can be honest and open up to me about anything. Communicating how you’re feeling helps me know what and how to attend to your needs.
I will genuinely listen to each part of your story and care about you and your journey. Each part of your path contributes to who you are today. I’d be honored to walk alongside you.
My goal is to validate your feelings, listen with intention, and help you process each piece. Each session will offer an opportunity to reflect on the past week, identify new struggles, share something you feel is important, and still progressively address your overarching goals.
Therapy looks different for each person. It’s not a competition, race, or task to do correctly. I believe in meeting you exactly where you are in your journey and taking things at a speed you are comfortable with. As we get to know one another, I will ask questions, listen, reflect, and offer perspective to support you navigate the path forward.
I welcome feedback and check-ins at any point. If you feel like a topic or direction doesn’t fit with your goals, I’m more than happy to accommodate to your needs. Being highly flexible and open to feedback is just one way I ensure that you are comfortable and supported as you share your journey and meet your goals. Always remember that this space is YOURS. You are in control.
When I’m not doing therapy, you can find me spending time with my family. We often go camping, hiking, and frequently travel around Michigan. I also enjoy meditation, sensory deprivation, yoga, journaling, and a hot shower as ways to practice self-care at the end of the day.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin