I will work to create a safe, authentic, and non-judgmental atmosphere while holding space for you to process difficult thoughts, feelings, sensations, and experiences. If you are motivated to make changes to achieve the best version of yourself, it’s very possible that we would work well together. Transparency and authenticity are two of my top values. I am a bit outside the box, so my approaches are, too: I will incorporate humor, play, sand tray, board games, yoga, expressive arts, pop culture, comics, and other creative work into our sessions along with more traditional elements of therapy (such as IFS, EMDR, CBT, somatic approaches, play therapy). I want you to understand the work we do together so I provide education and resources along the way.
For those who like to know about qualifications: I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Wichita State University.
I also have a Master’s in Education from Newman University. I have had specialized training related to trauma, LGBTQIA+ population and affirmative therapy, somatic interventions, anxiety disorders, parts work, geek/nerd mental health interventions, neurobiology, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (List is not exhaustive).
I am working towards my certification to become a Certified Sex Therapist through AASECT. This includes extensive training in sexuality, gender and alternative lifestyles. I have my Trauma-Focused CBT Certification and I have received EMDR Training through an EMDRIA approved provider and am working towards becoming a Certified EMDR Therapist through the Maiberger Institute. I am also working towards my 200 RYT through The Yoga Alliance. Additionally, I have a post-graduate credential as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor from the Association for Play Therapy.
I also provide training for mental health clinicians and supervision for those seeking licensure as an LSCSW in the state of Kansas and nationally as a Registered Play Therapist.
Neurodivergence(s): ADHD, parent of children with ADHD, Autistic, Giftedness
About the Counseling
My areas of interest are (List is not exhaustive):
LGBTQIA+ Geeks, nerds, and gamers
The helpers: educators, first responders and healthcare workers, caregivers of those with a terminal / chronic illness, parents of children with special needs
Identity & transitions: Women in midlife, life adjustments & transitions (divorce, blended families, empty nest), maternal health/identity (moms of multiples, parenting after a trauma, birth trauma, postpartum depression), infertility/pregnancy loss
Neurodivergence: Adults with giftedness, ADHD, Autistic
Mental Health Support: depression, anxiety, complex trauma and grief.