“I’m always amazed at the creativity and resilience revealed in the counseling relationship, and I enter into it with immense gratitude! The stories we craft and those which we learn hold the potential to provide great strength or cause us to lose sight of what really matters to us. It is my goal as a counselor to be an ally in the exploration of what truly fits for my clients and to examine how thoughts, language, emotions, and actions either move us toward our authentic selves or cause us to feel stuck. I love working with individuals, couples and groups! I look forward to sharing space with you as we explore how you are creative, not created!”
Workshops & presentations
Chronic pain & health issues
LGBTQ-affirmative & gender transition
Certified Sexual Assault Advocate, Certified in Crisis Response, Mindfulness Therapy Trained,
LGBTQ-affirmative, Member of American Counseling Association (ACA), Member of Association for Women in Psychology (AWP)
I began my mental health career at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute in 2007 working with adult populations. I studied positive psychology and gender issues and specialized in the Feminist Multicultural perspective and masculinity issues in my graduate work at the University of Utah in Educational Psychology. I worked as an academic and career counselor in the Psychology department at the U for five years while completing my graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. During my internship at the Women’s Resource Center I developed specialites in body image, disability psychology, medical and health trauma and working with LGBTQ populations. I began working for Red Willow in 2014 and developed groups focusing on chronic illness/pain support and anxiety management alongside my continuing work with individuals and couples.
In addition to my clinical work I enjoy presenting and public speaking on issues of stress and conflict management, sexual health and education, infertility, disability issues, and mass media portrayals of mental illness and its treatment. I co-host a podcast on sexual education and health, and write about mental illness in film and pop culture on blogs. I’m also a contributing writer for SLUG Magazine and can be found meandering about in comic conventions and other ‘nerdy’ spaces!
When I’m not working I’m hiking and snowshoeing backcountry trails, balancing precariously in my yoga practice, eating with chopsticks and geeking out to Marvel films.