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