Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Best Life Counseling LLC. I have been providing counseling for teens, college students, adults, couples, and families since 2014. My education and academic interests include a variety of topics in psychology, philosophy, sociology, education, and marriage and family therapy. I have been studying these topics (probably more than any reasonable person should) for nearly 20-years. When I entered college I was not the warm, compassionate, intellectual that one might expect from a counselor. It was only after completing my bachelor’s degree and working in community mental health that I realized that I wanted to dedicate my career toward helping others. Then. only after my own counseling journey, did I develop the necessary skills to become effective at doing so.
My formal education includes a BA in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Education in Counseling with a dual emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Stephens College in Missouri. I am a first-generation college student and a former McNair Scholar.
Clinically, I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families ranging in age from children to older adults. I specialize in providing Mindfulness based, third-wave, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy and guided by ideas rooted in attachment theory, systems theory, and social constructivism.
What you can expect from me is a culturally appreciative counselor who values your unique experiences and background. I offer a judgement free space where all ideas, thoughts, feelings, and beliefs are welcome and encouraged. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them identify their goals as well as the obstacles that may be getting in the way of achieving those goals. From there we collaboratively develop individualized strategies to help navigate those obstacles using each person's unique strengths, supports, and skills. I am grateful that you considered me to accompany you on this journey.
Areas of Specialty
Specific Mental Health Concerns
ADHD/Executive Functioning Problems
General Worry, Anxiety, or Panic
Difficult Life Adjustments
Educational or Occupational Problems
Other Areas of Concern
Childhood Emotional Neglect
Video Game, Social Media, Cell Phone Use
Improve Physical/Social/Emotional Health
Unwanted Sexual Behavior or Pornography Use
Marriage or Relationship Counseling
Problems in Friendships or Social Group
Memebers of under-served racial or ethnic groups
Non-traditional or Poly Relationships
Racial or Cultural Issues
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