Specializing in Therapy for Adults and Adolescents, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Spiritual Wellness
Each person I see is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all style of therapy. I will work with you to customize your care and tailor my approach to best meet your needs. In my practice, I use a variety of modalities, including creative interventions, mindfulness, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), dream work and active imagination, Transpersonal therapy, psychodynamic counseling, Ecotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy. For more information about soul health and spiritual wellness, click here.
I am an in-network provider with most major insurance carriers. While I am happy to bill your insurance if I am in your network, please know that in order for services to be deemed "medically necessary," I must submit a mental health diagnosis. This can negatively affect your ability to obtain health or life insurance in the future or could hinder your ability to secure occupations that require high level security clearance. Additionally, not all treatment modalities are covered by insurance. This information is merely for transparency and is not meant to discourage seeking treatment. I am happy to answer any questions you might have about using medical insurance for counseling.
I strive to be an affirming therapist and welcome all sexual orientations, gender identities, and relationship preferences. I belong to the Idaho Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling and work to stay up-to-date on the unique needs of LGBTQI+ individuals. I have worked closely with transgender and gender diverse individuals in various stages of identity development and transition. I ascribe to the WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) standards of care and will collaborate, as needed, with your medical team to coordinate care for your best outcome.
Experiencing a traumatic event or something painful that you weren't prepared for can have long-lasting, painful symptoms, like flashbacks or nightmares, feelings of unexplainable fear, sadness, or anger, and negative beliefs about yourself, others, and the world. Trauma can leave you with a sense of lasting depression or that nothing feels safe. It can become difficult to feel connected to or loving toward others, and it may feel extremely difficulty to experience positive emotions. These experiences could start suddenly or may take years to surface. The good news is, there is hope for recovering from trauma and experiencing post-traumatic growth. I use a variety of strengths based, trauma informed therapies, including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and clinical hypnotherapy.
For more information about EMDR therapy, please visit https://www.emdria.org/page/what_is_emdr_therapy.
I currently work with adolescents ages 13 and up. Some of my work with teens includes developing healthy coping for anxiety and stress, reducing perfectionism and increasing self-acceptance, improving self-esteem and feelings of self-worth, developing emotional intelligence and empathy, creating healthy relationships with family and peers, and recovery from trauma. I utilize creative methods including art, music, journaling, animation, and mindfulness. Additionally, hypnotherapy is also a great tool for teens to address academic or athletic performance, issues related to self-esteem, and building internal resources for trauma recovery.