Life's too short not to be yourself! That means I wear jeans and Sperry's to work, laugh and joke with my clients, and curse on occasion. Our relationship is important, more important than the professional wall other therapists would prefer I build up brick by brick. I don't want to maintain a polite mask of distant professionalism. I have real relationships with my clients.
I want you to feel safe to show me who you really are, which requires trust. But trust goes both ways. I want you to feel comfortable sharing all the shit life has thrown at you. As we work together to accomplish your goals, you'll also learn to be comfortable in your own skin.
Ultimately my approach is simple. I'm genuine, empathetic, honest, fully present, and when necessary straightforward. I meet you where you are while challenging you to move towards where you wish to be. My clients appreciate my ability to challenge them with compassion and humor. You aren't coming to counseling to have someone cosign everything you say and do. You're looking for honest feedback and support, which leads to real, lasting progress.
My clients appreciate my ability to challenge them with compassion and humor. You aren't coming to counseling to have someone co-sign everything you say and do. You're looking for honest feedback and support which leads to progress. It’s common for us to get stuck in loops that are harmful to us. I won’t let you get stuck there long. You can also count on me to help you learn to get unstuck on your own.
Ultimately my approach is simple—I endeavor to remain authentic/genuine, empathetic, compassionate, honest, fully present and when necessary straightforward. I will strive to meet you where you are while challenging you to move towards where you wish to be.
We all have a unique story. I invite you to share your story with me. You are safe to be your authentic self. I ask you to explore those elements which collectively make you who you are. Because I invite you to be real with me, I pledge to be real with you. When you feel safe to be you, the real work can begin.
At my core, I’m a helper! With an innate sense of compassion and the belief in the goodness of humanity, I see the best of who you are and your potential within.
As a therapist, I'm honored to be a part of your journey towards healing, growth, and self-empowerment. It's a privilege to be entrusted with your deepest secrets. Therapy provides the spark you need, empowering yourself to create the life you deserve. You are not alone. I'm ready to walk beside you. There is no better time than the present. Contact me now.
Credentials: the State of Missouri, Licensed Professional Counselor (#2014037901)
As a lifelong learner, I enhance my clinical skills through ongoing research, consultations, online training, workshops, and professional conferences.
Certifications & Training:
ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP)
Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH)
Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care
Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy Training
EMDR Trained (EMDRIA Approved)