My Approach to Helping
Hello! I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in the state of Ohio. I have had the privilege to work with clients and their families in a variety of settings. My experience includes working with folks experiencing domestic violence, adolescence, college students, body-positive community, members of the LGBTQ+ community, artists designers, and folks experiencing traumatic grief. I work with clients who have experienced various forms of trauma including childhood trauma, medical trauma, relationship trauma, spiritual trauma, complicated grief, trauma from the impact of diet-culture, and those experiencing systemic and cultural forms of trauma.
I believe the role of therapy to be a mutually created space of trust and unconditional positive regard. In this space, the client has the opportunity to explore their experiences and connect with all parts of themselves. I have an integrated approach that at its core is based in Person-Centered Therapy and includes elements of Expressive Arts Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). I trust that the client is the expert on themselves. I am deeply grateful to be a witness to my client's process of growth and healing.
It is my honor to create spaces for connection, healing, processing and growth. I believe that a therapeutic relationship between the client and the counselor is the foundation of therapy. It is my aim to engage with my clients in a way that turns them towards themselves to develop a trusting and empowered sense of self.