I get lost very easily.
Those who know me best can attest to the truth of this statement. This brain of mine can remember in great detail the story a client told me six months ago, but it is exceptionally likely to remember directions incorrectly. I turn right when I should have turned left, mistake west for north, and so on.
It took spending time in the wilderness, in a place with no trails, to find out that I actually have a very good sense of direction. As long as I’m aiming for something bigger, a mountain, a tall tree, or just walking in the direction the sun sets, I always seem to find my way. But when following a manmade trail, it’s easy to find myself confused and thinking following the trail is the point, so much so that I lost my sense of where the trail was supposed to take me.
Because of that, I make a practice of questioning everything, and of reorienting myself regularly to what is most important. I’m adept at making space for difference, and I excel at supporting clients who want to move in unconventional directions. I view therapy as a collaborative dialogue and consider that my job, first and foremost, is to ask good questions.
I have a BA in English & Creative Writing from Knox College and an M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.
My clinical experiences include:
- Clinical internship at University of Missouri – St. Louis’s Counseling Services
- Grief support group facilitation at SAGE Metro St. Louis
- Psychometrician at Washington University’s Neurology Dept. (Research study on traumatic brain injury, PTSD and depression in military service members)
- In Private practice since 2011
I completed specialized training in Narrative Therapy from the Evanston Family Therapy Center, and in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I’ve been actively involved in the C. G. Jung Society of St. Louis for many years and have led study groups on poetry, the works of Jane Austen, and Virginia Woolf.