I have been passionate about the behavioral and social sciences most of my adult life, particularly why we think and behave the way we do, how our environment impacts us, and what it means to thrive emotionally and relationally. I have a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies (how the media influences and impacts our lives), these and other forms of learning/training combined with my own growthful life experience, helped me put my passion for helping people into meaningful practice.
Over the past several years, I have invested a great deal of time and resources into becoming educated about relationships, neuroscience, trauma, sexual issues, betrayal trauma, gender equality, media literacy, relational intimacy, healthy sexuality, and how to create a purpose-driven life. Relationships are what bring people into therapy more than any other issue, and the experts agree that healthy, safe connection is a large part of the treatment for any mental health issue, and for many people that begins with a coach or a counselor. Purpose and meaning are also a large part of mental wellness, as it is a key tenet of healthy identity development. We live in a culture that in many ways undermines our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health, our relationships, and higher good. It is my intention to help empower people in these areas with a grounded and workable approach towards authenticity and integrated well-being. (See below for a list of my trainings and certifications as well as some of what is on my bookshelf).