Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
I am a counseling student intern completing my master's in marriage, couple, and family counseling from George Fox University. I work with individuals, partnerships (both monogamous and non-monogamous), and families from an emotion-focused and relational cultural theoretical perspective.
I strive to promote and enact change towards equality in every space I inhabit. This includes recognizing my privilege as a white, cis-gender, able-bodied woman. I utilize this privilege with continued education, involvement, intention, and humility to support those who society attempts to outcast.
I am passionate about journeying with people through the entire spectrum of the human experience. This may be in the darkest depths of grief, disconnected numbness, or the heights of exploring what brings you pleasure. In our relationship, we greet and explore these experiences as both new and old friends.
Without judgment, I will strive to hold space for your process and emotions while maintaining curiosity for what is next. We spend the entirety of our lives learning from our environment and our relationships. For many, the environment has been tainted by injustice, oppression, and a lack of safety. In order to understand the lessons that have led us to the here and now, we explore and connect our past, present, and future selves. In my work with partnerships and systems, we do this work while being witnessed by those closest to you and connecting the thread into your current functioning.
We explore the naturally formed and equally unique relationship cycles to identify the point of disconnection and find our way back to one another with compassion and understanding.