Above all things, trust in yourself. I believe everyone has knowledge and tools within themselves; sometimes, it just helps to lay all the pieces out. My therapeutic approach incorporates Acceptance and Commitment, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and humanistic therapies. Instead of fighting thoughts and feelings, I help people to feel them, move through them, and make a plan to move toward their values. I believe strongly in social justice and promoting and fighting for equity and equality for individuals with diverse identities. My specific therapeutic interest and research focuses are working with the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and religion and spirituality, specifically with individuals at any part of the question-doubt-transition process.
Before social work, I was a music teacher. Whether it’s playing, arranging, or listening, I know how big of an impact music can have. With this background, I take an active approach in therapy, incorporating activities, mindfulness, and worksheets. I believe our work together is so powerful, and if I can leave you with something to practice in your life, that makes it even more powerful.
I am currently a provisionally licensed mental health therapist (CSW) at Weber State University’s Counseling and Psychological Center. In this capacity, I work with individual clients with a wide range of mental health needs. I also facilitate the Center’s LGBTQIA+ support group, the Transgender and Gender Diverse support group, and the Religious/Spiritual processing group. I can be found at various campus outreach events, tabling at large events, or presenting on mental health in classrooms.