I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education at the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!). After some time teaching kiddos how to ski, and a decade teaching Psychology and Chemistry to high schoolers, I am on a path to become a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Currently, I am working towards a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Colorado State University.
As a master’s intern, I get to work one-on-one with individuals, as well as working as a co-facilitator or process observer in groups. I am also a supervisee, which means that I consult with various licensed clinicians and doctoral interns throughout the week to grow as a counselor and ensure that the people I’m working with are fully supported in their journey.
As a counselor, my goal is to create an environment where clients feel safe to explore the things inside of them that are often hard to look at, acknowledge, or give voice to. Through warmth, genuine care, and gentle challenges, I strive to work with clients to help them improve their relationship with themselves, which, I believe, has the power to enhance their relationship(s) with people and things outside of themselves. Engaging in counseling is a brave and vulnerable process, and I feel honored to get to be on this journey with you.
If you were to poll most people who know me, I think the word that would come up most often is “curious.” Whether I’m working with clients, spending time with people I love, exploring a new place, or learning a new hobby, I always have questions. Lots and lots of questions.
I’ve got some of the spunk of a New Yorker (where I grew up), with the laid-back nature of a Coloradan (where I’ve lived for my adult life). When I’m not at work, I enjoy painting, reading, walking, swimming, dancing, and eating delicious food. No matter the context, I enjoy hearing people’s stories. And most of all, I love thinking about and talking about the human experience.