I believe that life is an adventure. I enjoy finding my path in the wilderness both metaphorically and in real life. We have mountains to conquer. Being a counselor does not mean we don't have our own mountains to climb. It just means we have tools in our toolbox to make the path more bearable.
I became a counselor because I found a path to peace and happiness and couldn't think of a better way to make a living than sharing that path with others. It is a joy and an honor to be with others as they find peace. I love working with trauma, because from my chair, I get to see the best of people rise from the hardest places. I am always impressed by the strength and tenacity of those that have the courage to heal; Even those who don't feel like they are very strong in the moment.
After a decade of working with adult survivors of trauma, I began my journey of helping kiddos with play therapy. I love sticky fingers and shy smiles. And I love the moment when a little kiddo gets how special they are in this universe and that the bad thing that happened was truly not their fault.
I love dogs and cats and all things furry. I love hiking and seeing this world. I love books by inspirational people. I'm figuring out this whole meditation and mindfulness thing. And I cuss a little.
Thank you for allowing me to guide you on your journey.