Hello! What a bold and beautiful thing it is to consider beginning a counseling relationship – either anew or for the first time. Searching for a space to process what you are experiencing can itself feel like a big task and you’ve already made it this far!
A little about me: I am working towards an MA in counseling at City University of Seattle. I come to the counseling profession after five years of experience coming alongside people navigating housing insecurity in Los Angeles. My areas of interest are LGBTQIA+ identity development, minority stress, relational difficulty, existential crises, and life adjustments/transitions.
A little about my approach: I take an integrative approach to counseling, drawing philosophically from Existentialism and Gestalt, while utilizing techniques from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Multicultural Theory, and Feminist Theory. Psychological jargon aside, I believe life as you experience it has profound meaning; that our emotions communicate profound truth to us; and that experiencing real relief from emotional pain is possible. The world is a chaotic place to be alive; I view the therapeutic space as one where we navigate what it means to not only cope with life but flourish, accessing the full expanse of wellness available to us. Our work together will be collaborative, practical, meaningful – and hopefully sometimes even fun! If you think we could be a fit, I would be honored to join you in the work.
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, City University of Seattle