Curiosity, Imagination, Collaboration
This is what you need for effective, healing therapy, and it’s my goal to provide this kind of relationship for every client.
My clients find satisfaction and fulfillment in our work because we center self-compassion in every conversation.
I help clients develop skills in treating themselves with compassion and developing practices of self-awareness and self-worth. These are skills that we can practice every day to find more satisfaction, fulfillment, and understanding in our lives.
Our work can take different forms, and is often a mix of:
- Compassion-centered, collaborative conversations
- Behavioral interventions such as exposure therapy for anxiety
- Somatic awareness practices including body + mind check-ins and exercises to reconnect with the body
- Here + now conversations that acknowledge the feelings and processes in the room and look at inner experience
My Role as Therapist
To make the most of the therapy, we must practice a stance of curiosity and imagination. When we can do so, we’re empowered to see possibilities other than what’s in front of us. If we can’t imagine new possibilities and opportunities, we stay stuck. When my clients aren’t yet ready to hold curiosity or imagination, I hold it for them.
My role as a counselor is to hold space for my clients – time and energy that may not otherwise be reserved to slow down and look around.
Open View Counseling was born from my own need for independence and a taste for entrepreneurship and growth – I often see these values in my clients as well. When I started Open View in 2018, I left behind a position working with teens as well as a position practicing animal-assisted therapy. It was hard to say no to two other things I enjoyed, but I knew that saying no was the only way to develop what I truly wanted to invest in: a private practice driven by the values of curiosity, imagination, and empowerment.
Training & Continuing Education
- Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills Training
- Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Exposure & response prevention therapy
- Existential + interpersonal therapy
- Eco therapy and nature based experiential therapies
- Weekly + bimonthly consultation with other colleagues regarding both client issues + self-of-the-therapist topics
- Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education & Psychology, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy (2016)
- Florida Institute of Technology, Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (2016)
- Dickinson College, Bachelor of Arts in English (2010)