It takes courage to reach out for support in challenging times, and I congratulate you on taking the first step by visiting this page. I believe that every individual yearns for a life lived fully and in accordance with deeply held values, and I believe that therapy can provide skills and insights that will serve you well on your own personal journey towards living such a life. Therapy is as much art as it is science, and I will strive to both utilize evidence-based therapies and understand your concerns and goals in the unique context in which they exist. Therapy is a collaborative process, and it is my goal to create in the therapy room a space in which you can be your full, authentic self; a space in which no thought or feeling is taboo. I believe that no one should have to go it alone, especially when dealing with great pain and stress, and if we work together I will do my utmost to cultivate a therapeutic relationship in which you feel respected, understood and supported.
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, North Carolina State University
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Reed College
I developed an interest in the psychology of human dysfunction, flourishing and change as an undergraduate at Reed College, where during my junior year I took time away from my studies to live as a monastic resident at a Zen Buddhist monastery for 6 months. Since graduating with a BA in Chemistry, I’ve spent time volunteering as a hospice worker and crisis line worker, and working as an after-school teacher and then as a client-companion for individuals recovering from mental illness. I moved to Raleigh two years ago to pursue a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at NCSU. Through my internship at the Community Counseling, Education and Research Center, I gained experience working with adults and adolescents, and developed a passion for working with individuals struggling with anxiety, with teens and young adults, and with individuals from diverse backgrounds that often go underserved by the mental health profession.
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