Because I am a person and not simply a counselor/therapist, I am well-acquainted with the pain, loss and challenges that life can bring. I also am familiar with the desire of wanting more or craving shifts & changes in my life and relationships even when it is hard to articulate exactly what I am seeking. I consider it a privilege to come alongside my clients in these moments of their lives, recognizing that it is a sacred space into which they invite me. Each of us carries such unique strengths, struggles, hopes, & desires that have such value
& importance in their counseling journey. I seek to honor
my clients throughout the counseling process & see them
and their journeys as having immense value.
One reason I chose the field of counseling is because I am familiar with the joys and challenges of being a mother, wife, woman & daughter and the many other relationships of which I am a part. I also know the way authentic, trusting, safe relationships and spaces have been such a powerful place of change, growth, and new insight in my own life. I bring both my personal journey and professional training into the work I do with clients, specifically around issues of self-image/identity, relationship issues, mothering, faith & spirituality, grief/loss, stress, anxiety, depression and shame.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate in the State of Indiana (License #85000331A). I have a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL) and a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary (Indianapolis, IN). My affiliations include: the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists and Delta Kappa, an International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society & I am currently under the supervision of Kimberly King, LMFT (License #35001820A).
I love working with individuals & couples that find themselves in a place of wanting more, of wanting change, of wanting something to be different--even if it is hard to articulate. Since I place high value on the client-counselor relationship, it is important to me to create a safe & open space for my clients to move towards this sort of growth & newness. I want to help make sure it is a good fit for you. If I can answer any questions about my therapeutic style or process, please feel free to reach out to me.