I believe the client has the best perspective of their needs and the pace of therapy, so I try to provide a transparent, informed, and collaborative working relationship. I use an integrated Acceptance and Commitment [ACT] and Feminist-Multicultural model with opportunities to explore how society has shaped our thoughts, values, and behaviors to assess what brings us strength, joy, and empowerment. In addition, I often utilize relational and interpersonal approaches to build more insight and facilitate collaboration in our work together.
My professional interests include LGBTQ identity development, presentations of masculinity, crisis, and adjustment concerns among first-generation college students and athletes.
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I received my B.S. in Psychology in 2013 and my M.A. in Counseling in 2016 from West Virginia University. I am currently completing my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at West Virginia University.
In my free time, I enjoy binging Netflix, watching YouTube, trying new restaurants, spending time with friends, and going to food festivals, movies, and concerts. In addition, I am an animal lover and ex-zoo educator, so I love going to the zoo, watching animal documentaries, and being outdoors.