When was the last time you felt that you could bring your whole self into your life? How have the stories you’ve held onto kept you from defining yourself and living in a way that moves you forward in your values and goals? How would it feel to be whole, well and resilient? As your counselor, we will work together to reveal the tools to move towards your sustainable change and empowerment! I am located at Red Willow Counseling & Recovery in downtown Salt Lake City, in the historic Trolley Corners building (click here to contact me directly!)
I received my bachelor in Psychology and my masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) at the University of Utah. I have worked for the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute, Department of Psychology and Women’s Resource Center. I specialize in adult individual, couples and group work. I value a survivor-centered approach and I am certified in crisis work, disaster mental health, and sexual assault advocacy. I work with adults in a broad age range and I am LGBTQ-affirmative (incl WPATH standards of care.) I especially enjoy working with people who are managing chronic health issues, medical trauma and disabilities, women’s and other gender-related issues (including men and masculinity.) I also work with couples from diverse lived-experiences managing the challenges and rewards of companionship, including couple’s trauma healing. I am available for consultation and life-coaching sessions with individuals, families, organizations and businesses, please visit my Psychology Today and Consultation & Coaching pages for more! ~Click here to watch a video of me discussing my experience and why I’m passionate about counseling!~
As I get to know you, some of the areas we may explore include:
-Coping skills, life transitions/adjustments & stress management
-Relational issues (couples, family, peers & social systems)
-Trauma, grief & loss experiences
-Career & life roles -Substance & other dependency
-Body image, gender & sexual identity
-Spirituality & mindfulness
-Health issues incl ability, disability & chronic illness/chronic pain
My therapeutic foundation is informed by several evidence-based therapy models including: –Mindfulness practice –Multicultural/FMT –Motivational Interviewing –Acceptance & Commitment Therapy –Dialectical Behavior Therapy –Narrative Therapy -Teyber’s Interpersonal Process –Gottman, Colwell (LGBTQ-affirmative) couples counseling
I look forward to creating a safe space for exploring many aspects of your lived experience, and being an ally in your own creative, individual change process!
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