I believe that everyone has a story and deserves a safe place to share it.
I am passionate about my relational work with individuals who are motivated for positive change. I have developed a personal and profound appreciation for the unique qualities that each client I work with brings to their treatment and healing.
I utilize the principles of Intuitive Eating and work from a Health at Every Size (HAES®) approach to provide you with support in finding peace with your body and with food. I strive to encourage you to trust your body and listen to hunger and fullness cues and assist you in rediscovering joy and satisfaction through celebrating body diversity, and rejecting diet culture, sizeism, and the “thin ideal.
I especially enjoy working with clients in cultivating body appreciation, and finding new ways to care for self on a deeper and more intimate level. We live in a society that floods us with negative messages as to how our bodies are wrong. I work with clients to decrease shame and guilt around the body, and to find safety and acceptance in taking up the personal space you have the right to comfortably occupy.
I hold a Master of Arts degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling (PMHC) from Lewis and Clark College, and am currently working towards obtaining licensure as a professional therapist. In addition to holding a degree in Counseling Psychology, I have also have advanced training and completed certificate work in the treatment of disordered eating and troubled food relationships through Lewis and Clark’s continuing education program.