I am a Fellow at Pivot and I earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University. I am a mental health counselor (LPC in progress) working towards full clinical licensure under the supervision of Andrew Hazzard (LCSW).
My personal identities as a biracial, queer, and nonbinary person, along with my education in psychology, gender studies, and counseling guides my approach to anti-oppressive practice. I believe in the transformative nature of community, and I value exploring the intersections of identity and the ways they interact with your life and lived experiences. My goal is to encourage the strengthening of your voice and to better understand how various systems impact how we show up. You already have the answers within you, and my role is to collaborate with you in the recalling of them.
I have experience in community-based mental health services and crisis intervention. My clinical background includes individuals with trauma, dissociation, anxiety, depression, gender and/or sexual identity development, personality disorders, life transitions, and relationship concerns, including survivors of intimate partner violence. I enjoy working with adults and relationship structures.
I prioritize using trauma-informed and relational approaches and may integrate components of Internal Family Systems Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, harm reduction, and attachment-based interventions. I also believe in the body holding many answers on how to heal and thrive and may incorporate mindfulness and somatic interventions when appropriate.
I look forward to meeting you and walking alongside you.