We all face situations that leave us in need of extra support. I know first-hand how valuable therapy can be while we are going through difficult experiences. Having an outsider’s perspective can be beneficial in learning new life strategies and coping techniques. My life experiences have helped me develop empathy and compassion for those facing unique difficulties. The most important thing to me as your therapist is to offer you a safe place where you can express yourself and be heard in a judgment-free zone. My style is one that is kind, connected, and genuine. I emphasize a Client-Centered approach where you will feel listened to and supported while we figure things out together.
I did my undergraduate work at Dixie State University in Southern Utah, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. After many years of running a small business, I returned to school to pursue a career as a therapist, as I have always had a passion for helping others. I am currently in the Master of Social Work program at the University of Utah. I have worked in mental health services for many years, focusing on suicide and substance use prevention. I have a special interest in helping clients navigate trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, faith crises, and the LGBTQ population.
I grew up in northern Utah and have lived in several places throughout the western United States as an adult. Those closest to me know me as a devoted parent, a small-business owner, and an amateur chef. I am equal parts extroverted as I am introverted. While I love traveling and being outdoors, my ideal days off are spent in my backyard, enjoying time with family and friends.
We all deserve a little help sometimes, and that’s what led you here. My years of experience have shown me that people are resilient and have the ability to make significant changes in their lives. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you navigate whatever struggles you might be facing.