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M.A.- Level Intern
This clinician accepts a limited number
of Medicaid clients per year
- adults (18+)
- seniors (65+)
“God is a God of the present. God is always in the moment, be that moment hard or easy, joyful and painful.” -Henri Nouwen
Philosophy and Therapeutic Approach
Many people start counseling looking for answers–I believe that you already bring many of those answers with you! You have a wealth of knowledge about your own life, and counseling helps unlock those things you need to heal. Right away, I try to look for ways to help bring relief, while diving deeper into the roots of any pain you may carry.
What to Expect in Therapy
Whether you’ve been to therapy in the past or if this is your first time, coming to counseling can be daunting. Our first meeting is a great time to get to know you and understand what has brought you to counseling. You’re welcome to ask me questions as well, since I believe it’s important for counseling to be a comfortable relationship. I always do my best to create an environment in which you feel safe.
It’s pretty typical for things to feel messier at first, before you begin to experience clarity or relief. But I look forward to entering the mess with you! Doing the work that counseling requires takes effort and courage, and I commend you for taking this step.
Personal Qualifications and Experience
I always knew I wanted to do something in a helping profession and began my career in social work. I have a B. A. in Social Work from George Fox University. I enjoyed seven years working in a non-profit in Cambodia helping low-income women who were first-time moms. I found that I was particularly drawn to working with the women who were struggling with addiction, suicidality, trauma, and depression.
I wanted to pursue further education in counseling, so I could be more equipped to help clients just like those women. Eventually, there came a good time to transition out of the nonprofit, and I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Counseling at Denver Seminary. I find it an incredible honor to journey with men, women, children, couples, and families as they face hard times in their lives.
Having grown up overseas in Cambodia, I love to travel and try foods from all over the world. (I’m currently looking for a great Mediterranean place close to home, and I was recently delighted to find a great bubble tea spot!).
In my spare time, I enjoy playing pickleball, going on walks, and hiking. I’ve also discovered a newfound interest in true crime podcasts!