Marriage / Relationship Counseling
LGTBQ+ Identifying Individuals
My approach is client-centered and holistic. I use a strengths-based approach and I wholeheartedly believe that every person has the capacity to grow and change.
I began nurturing that approach when I started my professional career 20 years ago as an athletic trainer with collegiate athletes in a health care setting. My favorite part of that work was talking to people and offering a listening ear. I helped my patients see their training potential, process, treat and rehabilitate their injuries and actualize their goals of returning to sports. I encouraged my patients to go beyond their injury with self exploration and taught them how to build upon their innate strengths.
I held space for the unique and whole person.
As a therapist, those elements remain core to my work in helping individuals and couples understand the struggles that create conflict and learning how to embrace the life they want.
I identify as queer and have been out for more than half of my life. I embrace my identity as a queer cis woman and being open and affirming to clients is important to me.
My personal journey has taught me to be a fierce advocate for people moving through transitions in their life and I am well-versed in navigating complicated social situations, varying family dynamics, and self-discovery.
I work with individual adults, couples, and teens, inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender expression.
I use evidence-based treatment modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Humanistic Therapy. I also practice from an Internal Family Systems model and use Gottman methods when working with couples.
If you’re looking for an inclusive, strength-based, calm and patient listener to help you, your teen, or you and your partner, make meaningful and lasting change in your life, I’d be happy to work with you.
Practicing Since 2020
Michigan Board of Social Workers - Master's of Social Work, Clinical Limited License
Master's of Social Work, Dominican University, 2020
Master's in Athletic Training - Western Michigan University, 2004
Bachelor's of Science (Sports Science), Oregon State University, 2001
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Michigan and out of state plans)
BCBS - Federal Employee Program
Medicare (plans managed through BCBS only)
Out Of Network Insurance Reimbursement
Private Pay Rate: $150/60 minute session