My Approach to Helping
I received my master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from Idaho State University in 2022. I have experience providing services for people who experience grief and loss, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance use disorders, disability, chronic illness, transitions, and employmentwork issues. I am multiculturally aware and often take a systems approach to highlighting individual experience, including the many identities one can possess when navigating their communities. I practice from an existential therapeutic lens which focuses on personal meaning and purpose.
I view the relationship of the counselor and client as the main conduit to meaningful change. Together, client and counselor can explore the complexities and challenges of life; make steps toward authenticity, flexibility, justice, connection, meaning, and integration; and discover values and strengths.
As a counselor, I witness the journey of the individual—a journey by unique experience, strength, pain, barriers, and relationships. The client builds awareness of their inner world and how it interacts with their daily living. It is courageous, renewing, and productive work.