Hello! I have been providing therapy to clients in private practice and community mental health settings since 2016. I am an Associate MFT which means that I am still accumulating hours towards my full licensure, and I am supervised by a licensed marriage and family therapist. What this means is that not only do you benefit from my experience, education, and training-- you also have a care team that is invested in your wellness.
When I was in my early 20's, I sought my own help for depression and anxiety. What followed was one of the worst experiences I've ever had in the field. A few years later, with the help of another therapist, I realized that I was also called to the profession-- and if nothing else, I could keep someone from having the same terrible first experiences I did. I enrolled in graduate school in 2015 and fell in love with the work from the first moment I sat across from a client. I quickly found my niche working with the queer community, depression, and grief.
I have three cats and two dogs (you may meet Stanley, as he sleeps next to my desk during telehealth sessions!), I love music and reading, and will always ask how your sleep and self care have been. I drink too much caffeine and my favorite Starbucks drink is an iced cinnamon dolce with cold foam.