I am a Queer and Disabled therapist passionate about strengths-based approaches to navigating mental health. My educational, professional, and personal journeys have centered around issues of social justice, disability and chronic illness, substance use, healing trauma, and 2SLGBTQIA experiences. My therapeutic approach will vary from client to client depending on individual need and unique lived experience. I believe that each person is resilient and already possesses the tools they need. When given space for connection and non-judgmental curiosity, they naturally turn towards healing. I am honored to be part of a therapeutic relationship which allows for self-exploration, discovery of self-empowerment, and creating a life worth living.
In my free time I gain strength from being outdoors, reading, playing with my pets, being in community with other Queer Disabled folks, and spending time with my partner. I moved here from Oregon in 2020 and am still exploring this beautiful state. I graduated with my BS from Oregon State University in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and my MSW from Portland State University. I am certified as a Social Work Candidate working towards full licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. If you are interested in specific types of therapy, I often utilize Acceptance and Commitment, Narrative, Trauma Focused, and Feminist Therapies. I am also trained in CBT and Motivational Interviewing.