Psychotherapist & Coach
I am a mom and business owner. I have learned to wear many hats and manage the stress that comes with filling multiple roles while still staying focused on my own personal and business development. Originally from the Midwest, I spent 20 years in California and have lived the last 10 years in the Pacific Northwest. I love hiking, yoga, traveling, cooking and spending time with friends and family. Parenting has been one of the greatest joys and challenges for me and I love supporting others to successfully parent each stage of development. I am a lifelong learner and I strive to consistently walk my talk; the emotion regulation tools and practices I teach clients have worked for me as well as countless others. I have been working in the mental health and personal development space for nearly 20 years and I get deep satisfaction from helping others gain insight and tools for creating movement in their lives and reaching their goals. My style is compassionate, direct and authentic with a good dose of humor wherever I see an opening!
Looking back, I was an anxious kid but my anxiety really kicked in after college and the years that followed. Therapy helped me to connect the dots between my patterns and their origins and to be kinder to myself. From there I began the journey of learning how to manage my stress, anxiety and mood and the importance of self care.
When I discovered coaching, I learned what it takes to expand beyond my comfort zone for transformative growth. I love supporting others along that same path of discovery and expansion.
You will not be judged. Your feelings and needs are valid. Pain is pain -- your problems are important enough to be shared and addressed, even if others have it worse. Depression and anxiety are totally treatable and manageable. Find a therapist who feels like a fit. If it's not a fit, move on -- there's a million of us out there -- but don't give up on hope and the willingness to find the support you need. We all need support, and no one is meant to live this life alone!