Some experiences are universal, even if they look different for everyone. Struggling, doubting yourself, and feeling lost are all normal parts of the human condition. But so are connection, healing, and growth. My work is to help others navigate these experiences in life, the good and the bad, and decide for themselves what it all adds up to. Whether you are looking for support individually or as part of a relationship, developing insight into what truly matters to you will help guide you through life’s difficulties. My hope is to help you feel like the main character in your own story again, and help you reconnect with the world and people around you.
I work with a wide range of clients, but tend to excel with those facing identity and performance issues. I often work with young professionals, especially those going through major life transitions (graduations, job changes, personal transitions). I have a strong rapport with members of the LGBTQ+ community and those who feel ostracized from the mainstream. I’m passionate about working with people who come from different walks of life or experience different aspects of the culture around us. My focus lies in addressing performance and creative struggles and helping people understand their own identities.
I always knew I wanted to work in a profession where I helped people, and my degree in Neuroscience and Behavior made therapy a perfect fit for me. After college in the Midwest, I knew I needed to practice in a place closer to home, where I felt most myself. This brought me to Nashville, where I could be a part of the vibrant and diverse tapestry of life here. Now, I get to work with wonderful people committed to their own growth and healing, and that’s where I find my motivation for the work.
I studied Neuroscience and Behavior at Notre Dame, which taught me the importance of understanding how the human brain works. I pursued my counseling education at Vanderbilt, where I learned the significance of understanding how the human mind works. Both of these backgrounds are informed by my further training in humanistic connection and trauma-informed therapy techniques, acquired through my years of experience seeing clients from all walks of life. These all inform my therapeutic approach: that a strong relationship is at the core of therapy and that change is unique for everyone. My training has shown me that connection and a willingness to explore another person’s emotional landscape can lead to profound change.
I like to meet my clients where they’re at, but I know that proper fit between client and counselor is an important part of the therapy process. If you think you might be interested in working with someone like me, feel free to reach out and schedule a quick consultation call here.