I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice in Boise, Idaho. I’m also a licensed counselor in the state of New Hampshire, where I was previously located. I provide psychotherapy to adults and teens, aimed at healing emotional wounds, understanding oneself, and achieving one’s potential. I also work with families and couples on improving their relationships. I’m passionate about helping people grow, find fulfillment, and express their true selves.
I received a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and an MA in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. I did my initial clinical training at Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center, focusing on psychodynamic, humanistic, and transpersonal therapy approaches.
After obtaining my graduate degree I worked as a backpacking guide at True North, a Vermont-based wilderness therapy program for teens with mental health and behavioral challenges. I then became a therapist at the Counseling Service of Addison County in Vermont and then at Seacoast Mental Health Center in New Hampshire. After working in community mental health, I developed a successful private practice in Concord, NH before moving to Boise.
In addition to my formal training, my approach as a therapist is informed by the knowledge I’ve gained from my own inner journey, engaging in various kinds of psychological and spiritual work over many years. I believe that self-awareness and personal development are essential components of a therapist’s effectiveness. Therapists who have done their own long-term therapy are better able to help others make real changes. I have extensively examined my own psychology and personal history, in therapy and other settings, and I have participated in years of mindfulness practice that has deepened my capacity to be present with myself and my clients. I continue to work on developing myself as a therapist and a human being.
In my spare time, I enjoy an active lifestyle with plenty of outdoor adventures.