I am a woman in my 40s who has been enamored with the behavioral and social sciences most of my adult life, particularly why we think and behave the way we do, how the culture influences us, and how we relate to one another. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies (how the media influences and impacts our lives) and am finishing my MA in Mental Health Counseling. After a long career in communications and marketing and the social psychology inherent in that field, I decided that I wanted to put my knowledge, my life experience, and 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, 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).