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MA-LEVEL COUNSELING INTERN
- children and teens
- early adulthood
- interpersonal relationship issues
- identity formation
- attachment issues
- women’s issues
- body image
- life transitions
- brainspotting practitioner
- Adults (18+)
- Seniors (65+)
Philosophy and Therapeutic Approach
I believe we were created for relationships, which is central to the healing process. That we are wounded in relationships, and yet through relationships, we are healed. I seek to provide a warm, empathetic environment where you feel heard, validated, and known. I approach each individual as being created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) and holding unique and immeasurable value. My hope is that you gain a deeper knowledge of your value and worth in our time together.
I also believe we often have unfilled longings from childhood. Later in life, these unfilled expectations and longings leave us disappointed, disillusioned, and lead us to try to fill this empty void in unhealthy ways. Together, we can use clues and insights in the present moment to re-write past hurts and pain and find meaning in those past experiences.
What to Expect in Therapy
Beginning therapy can be a scary and intimidating endeavor. I understand the courage it takes to step into the counseling room and I would feel honored to work alongside you. In our first few sessions, we will look at your expectations for counseling, develop your goals for our time together, and work together to build trust.
You can expect a safe and warm environment, where we can dig into the brokenness and joys of your story, together. This can be a difficult process that might feel messy, painful, and uncomfortable at times. However, this journey is one with meaning and purpose.
Personal Qualifications and Experience
One-on-one encounters, whether it was getting coffee with a friend, mentoring high school students, or helping college students discover their educational goals, have always held a special place in my heart. Growing up, I gravitated towards relationships that cultivated depth and spontaneity that embraced joy. This tendency towards finding depth in life eventually led me to the counseling profession.
I am currently receiving my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Colorado Christian University. I graduated in 2017 with my Bachelors in Human Services from Missouri Baptist University. I have a diverse range of experience from working in a preschool, volunteering in youth ministry, to working in the foster care system, retail, and academic advising for college students.
On any given day (weather permitting), you can find me at a park, laying in my hammock, and reading a mystery book! The sunshine, my hammock, and reading are just a few of my favorite things! I love all of Agatha Christie’s books and could re-read them continuously (even when I know the ending).
In 2017, my husband, Josiah, and I moved to Colorado from St. Louis, MO (go Cardinals and Blues!). We have loved exploring all that Colorado has to offer by way of camping and hiking. I love making breakfast foods any time of day and can’t go a day without coffee (trust me, I’ve tried). We recently adopted a lab mix, named Millie, who is absolutely lovely and so cuddly! I look forward to getting to hear your story!
He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds – Psalm 147:2