Meet the Counselors
Everyone experiences struggles that can be lonely or difficult, especially when they do not have a nonjudgmental space to work these out in. Counseling helps alleviate the discomfort or uneasiness many people feel as they navigate their uncertainties.
I am a student at Northwest Nazarene University, currently working on my master’s degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling. I am attracted to this work because my passion lies with both empowering people to meet their goals and strengthening the family unit. Empathy, compassion, and understanding are the attitudes I bring to each session. I specialize in work with couples and families as well as individuals with mental health concerns.
When people are going through times of turmoil or working towards change finding hope in the current circumstance is crucial. I believe through counseling a person can find trust and renew hope for change. Meeting individuals where they currently are and providing a place where their needs, feeling, fears, and desires are validated is important to me. Working together to build a strong therapeutic relationship allows the discovery of meaning and purpose and healing takes place ultimately restoring hope.
I am currently finishing my Master's degree at Northwest Nazarene University in School and Clinical Counseling. Through my studies, I have found the desire to help others work through trauma, and I am working towards an emphasis on trauma. I received my Bachelor's degree in Communication with a Secondary Endorsement from Boise State University and currently teach in the Boise School District. No matter where you are in life, I am willing to meet you there.
I am currently a graduate student working on my master’s degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling at Northwest Nazarene University with an emphasis in Trauma, Grief, and Crisis Counseling. I have a special interest in sex therapy and LGBTQIA+ issues in adolescents and adults.
I am passionate about helping clients discover, develop, and mobilize their strengths to help them work through challenges and overcome their struggles. I am currently finishing up my coursework with an emphasis in marriage and family counseling, and a specialty in trauma. I am eager to help couples and families learn to increase insight, develop skills, and create strategies to overcome challenges. I especially enjoy working with adolescents and helping them navigate the challenges and emotions that come with the teen years.
I understand life can be challenging at times and can feel overwhelming, uncertain, hopeless, and lonely. In counseling, I would join you, wherever you are on your journey, and walk with you until you feel confident and comfortable moving forward on your own.
I am committed to providing an environment where all can feel safe, accepted, and valued.
I received my bachelor’s degree in Marriage and Family Studies from Brigham Young University – Idaho and am currently pursuing a master’s degree from Northwest Nazarene University in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling with an emphasis in grief, trauma, and crisis. I enjoy working with couples, families, and individuals.
It is common for individuals, couples, and families to experience trauma, life stressors, and circumstances outside their control throughout life. Such times can leave individuals feeling overwhelmed and disconnected from themselves and others. My passion is meeting individuals where they are and helping facilitate healing, connection, strength, and balance. We are relational beings, wired for connection. Healthy relationships begin with healthy individuals. I am committed to assisting clients with self-connection and nurturing healthy relationships with others.
My educational background includes a BS in Exercise Science, with a minor in Health Science from Brigham Young University-Idaho. I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Counseling – Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from Northwest Nazarene University, with an emphasis on Grief and Trauma. I am dedicated to additional learning, training, and certifications to best help my clients. Currently, I have completed the EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) Externship.