We all need the space to feel understood and supported as we navigate life and its challenges. My approach is genuine and warm, yet direct and practical. As we work together, I provide the space to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and have the opportunity to dig deeper into the things that may be holding you back from the life that you want to live. People come to therapy for a lot of different reasons; I’ve worked with clients facing life transitions, PTSD, anxiety, depression, undesired behaviors, substance use issues, feelings of grief and loss, shame and guilt, as well as others that have a sense that life has been a bit “off”. Wherever you come from or whoever you are, you are welcome here.
I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) and Studio Art from Hope College, and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Michigan. My experience stems from work in prisons, adolescent residential care, and community organizing settings.
When we better understand ourselves–our feelings, thoughts, behaviors, motivations–we can redefine how we live our lives in relationship to ourselves and others. Change can be difficult and requires courage, but it is much more manageable when we work through it together.