I was born and raised in Alaska, and am a UAF alumni, working as a counselor for the past seven years in the community. I have worked with many populations including children, adolescents, and adults, within group, family, and individual sessions. I have experience treating a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, attention-deficit disorders, addiction, issues with regulating emotion, and women's health issues. I have specialized training in the treatment of trauma and utilize Brainspotting to help people process past trauma and overcome the negative emotion and pain that often accompany these experiences.
I am currently seeing patients at Counseling Collective of Alaska, exclusively through telehealth, 16 years and older. I utilize a holistic, strength based approach that focuses on empowering patients to reach their identified goals and find wellness in all areas of their lives. I feel passionate about counseling women, and acknowledging some of the unique issues that we face. Ultimately, I believe my patients are capable of change, and love creating a safe space to be able to walk together in that journey with connection, nonjudgement, and humor.
Outside of being a therapist, I am a wife to a ridiculously good looking man (he has other good qualities too), and mom to a brilliant dictator/toddler. In my free time I like to be with my family, make mediocre art, practice yoga, swim, play outdated covers on my guitar, and cook delicious snacks. I lived in Fairbanks almost my entire life, and recently my family decided to embark on an adventure and move South. I continue to serve Alaska as a therapist via Telehealth because I have a deep gratitude for a community that has given me beautiful roots and just enough trauma to have some stories to tell.