As a new expat and parent in the community of Munich, I enjoy working with a wide variety of individuals and couples. I view counseling as a dynamic, authentic, and collaborative relationship designed to help you work towards your version of a better tomorrow. I am passionate about honoring your current circumstances, understanding your story, and working together to create meaningful change. I seek to provide a safe, patient, judgement free space to explore your genuine needs, build upon your strengths, and develop valuable new skills.
I utilize a variety of counseling approaches and techniques, including Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Mindful Self-Compassion, Solution Focused, and Gottman Method, tailored to fit each individual and couple. I have experience helping people with:
- Depressive feelings
- Anxious thinking and behaviors
- Adjustment to life changes
- Relationship challenges
- Identity exploration
- Lack of connection
- Intrusive thoughts
- Suicidal ideation
A little more about me
During my undergraduate studies, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colorado. Throughout this time I worked as a crisis counselor in a shelter for individuals experiencing domestic violence. Upon graduation I worked in a residential treatment center as a cottage counselor for children and adolescents experiencing severe trauma based emotional and behavioral challenges. Several years later I completed the Combined Licensure and Master’s Program at the University of Denver, in Denver, Colorado, earning my Master of Arts in Education – Curriculum and Instruction and Elementary Teaching license. I then worked as a teacher in many different school environments including residential treatment centers, behavior support programs, public, and charter schools. Eventually, I held a school administration position which shared some overlap with the tasks of a school counselor, and I realized counseling is where my professional passion lies.
I made the decision to build on my previous personal and professional experiences, and transition from education to counseling. I enrolled in the Master of Arts Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Northern Arizona University, and completed my final internship at Munich Therapy under the supervision of Jennelle Liljestrand. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and am a National Certified Counselor.
When not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two teenage children – playing board games, walking the dog, exploring the city, watching movies, reading, knitting, hiking, cooking, and traveling!
Additional Certifications and Trainings
Gottman Treating Affairs and Trauma – August 2023
Anxiety Treatment Techniques – February 2023
Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Level 3 – October 2023
Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Level 2: Assessment, Intervention, and Co-Morbidities – November 2022
Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm – October 2021
Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) – November 2021
Prolonged Exposure Training – October 2021
C-SSRS Training – September 2021
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) – July 2021
Mindful Self-Compassion – April 2021
For a Free Consultation
To inquire about counseling, please schedule a free consultation with me by booking securely online or emailing me at: email@example.com.
Individual Counseling – 110€ for each 50 minute session
Gottman Couples Counseling – 195€ for each 90 minute session
BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ friendly