I am a creative and passionate person, personally and professionally. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia and registered art therapist (ATR). I specialize in providing an individual experience backed by expressive arts therapy, somatic embodiment, polyvagal theory, and breathwork for an integrated approach to mental health. I believe in bringing a creative approach to all aspects of life.
While I don’t focus heavily on diagnostics, areas of experience include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma to include adults dealing with lasting impacts of developmental trauma, PTSD and C-PTSD, identity questioning to include sexuality, gender, spirituality, etc., self-harm, parenting skills, and adjustments to new life circumstances.
I’m from Gloversville, NY and have come to call Virginia my home away from home. There’s just something about being from a small town with lifelong friends & family that will always make Gloversville my home in my heart. I appreciate conversations with depth and enjoy exploring alternative ideas about life, spirituality, and the universe. Music is the language of my soul. I love being able to evoke emotion, energy, and movement with a simple strum of the guitar. I know what it’s like to struggle with the monotony of day-to-day life, the struggle to find purpose, but I persevere. Music, art, and creativity are great coping skills. They open the doors to a cathartic release that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.