I am passionate in working with issues that are unique to women while also holding space for the variety of experiences that one can have in life. I also have a special interest in working with women who have ADHD and/or women who are struggling with the fast past world that exists internally.
Research over the past fifty years has demonstrated that one factor — more than any other — is associated with successful therapy treatment: The quality of the relationship between the therapist and the patient. I strongly believe that developing a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is a vital part of treatment, and it is therefore essential that you find a therapist with whom you connect. I strive to create that safe and authentic environment for you to feel heard and your feelings validated.
I like to begin the therapy process with a brief phone consultation, followed by an hour long first visit in which we explore your current therapy needs and work with you to develop a personalized and treatment plan. This initial contact allows both of us to determine if I am the most appropriate “fit” for your current therapy needs. Should we both determine that we will continue our work together, we will then work together to develop a plan to reach your goals.
I utilize a variety of therapy modalities to support clients though do not believe that “one approach fits all”. I meet you where you are at and utilize my training and experience to support your personal growth.
I am Level 2 IFS (Internal Family Systems) trained and Level 3 trained in Brainspotting. I also pull from my training and experience in Mindfulness.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with she/her pronoun’s. I hold an active license in Kansas, Missouri, New York and Massachusetts and can provide Telehealth sessions for clients who reside in any of these 4 states.
Education and Experience
- Master’s degree in Social Work from KU
- Clinical Social Work Licensed in KS and MO and NY
- 2 years as a child/adolescent/family therapist in Community Mental Health in KCK
- 7 years as a K-8 School Social Worker at Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn, NY
- 5 years as a 5th-12th grade Senior School Social Worker at the Kauffman School in Kansas City,MO