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I am a compassionate advocate for healing. I have nine years of experience working directly with others in the mental health and hospice arenas. I specialize in working with individuals across the lifespan who have experienced trauma, anxiety, as well as those working through grief and loss, Another area of my expertise and passion is working with LGBTQQIAP+ community.  I provide affirmative therapy to children, teens and adults who are struggling with their gender identity or sexual orientation.

My focus throughout my career has been to just be with those experiencing the complex difficulties of navigating the world while feeling ‘other.’ My core values center around empathy and compassion, not as things we do, but as part of who we are and how we relate to those around us.


I utilize an integrative approach of talk therapy and creative expression to support others in reclaiming their stories. I utilize methods and techniques that include use of archetypes, pop culture, story-telling, affirmations, and more. While at Kindred, I am gaining additional supervision and expertise in play therapy and other expressive art therapies. I have found that helping others who are open to the change process to reclaim their experiences allows healing to take root and grow. 

Prior to joining the team at Kindred Tree Healing, I worked in various roles as a mental health provider with individuals and groups. Later, I was called to work as a part of a hospice care team, where I provided support to patients and their families coping with imminent grief and loss. I have a long history of working within the Frederick and Washington County communities to connect others with much needed resources for their well-being. 

When I’m not at work, I am often spending time with my family, engaged in various music and theater projects, practicing yoga, and writing poetry. 


I have specialized training in: 

  • Play Therapy

  • Circle of Security Parenting

  • Brainspotting

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

  • Client-Centered Therapies

  • Motivational Interviewing 

  • Grief and Loss 

  • LGBTQQIAP+ community 

  • Mindfulness

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Reiki Level 2

  • Tarot reading 


Professional associations: 

  • International Center for Reiki Training

  • National Association of Social Workers 

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