About Me

I don't know how I became a therapist, but since I was younger, I somehow always knew that this is what I would be doing. Originally starting in the field of social services in 2007, I have worked in many settings including domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, and community centers for women. In 2012 I earned my graduate degree and was hired on as a mental health clinician at a community mental health clinic in Price, Utah. It was here that I was finally able to feel at home.

Although I was initially happy as a clinician, I struggled to find what I could specialize in and bring to others. It was not until the winter of 2016 where I found EMDR. Finding this method of treatment, I soon found other therapies that complimented this trauma technique. From there I felt like I could finally hit the ground running.

Since 2016 my journey as a clinician has become personal as well as spiritual. I often look back and am surprised to see the transformations I have made. That is why I enjoy seeing others' own journeys and transformations. Sometimes we have trials that we do not want to face, but if we hold on tight and willingly walk through those uncomfortable spaces, the process and transformation generally brings us to our knees once we reach the other side. In 2016 I knew I wanted to eventually be on my own as a clinician and it took four years of my own self-discovery before I finally was able to be confident in moving into my own practice.

In that time I have been very fortunate to reach where I am today. I am married to my husband Marcos and together we raise a flock of furry friends. In our time together, we enjoy visiting National Parks, traveling throughout the western states of the country, challenging ourselves through hiking, and hanging out at local coffee shops. In my own spare time I enjoy writing, reading, social media, bargain hunting, consulting with other clinicians, taking long walks, and belly dancing.

Below is a list of areas and specialties that I bring to my practice.

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Complex Trauma

  • Dissociation

  • Personality Disorders

  • Inner Child Work

  • Ego States

  • Compulsive Behaviors

  • Grief

  • Life Transitions

  • Support While Leaving a Toxic Relationship

  • Sleep Concerns

  • Chronic Pain

  • Interpersonal Style for Relationship Conflict

  • Religious and Spiritual Trauma

  • Feminist Theory/Empowering Women

  • Body Positivity

  • Body Acceptance

  • LGBTQ+

  • Animal-Assisted Therapy

  • Spirituality

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Animal-Supported Sessions

As someone who has always had a stronger attachment to their pets, I believe in the power of the human-animal bond. At times I will bring my dogs to the session, and with special request, you are welcome to bring yours as well, as long as approved before the time of your appointment. Because our pets can provide us with a deep and special bond, I am happy to include this in the therapy process if appropriate.