Personal Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hello! And welcome to Edgewood College’s Personal Counseling Services. I am so excited to be a new member of the PCS team, having joined the Edgewood College community August of 2016. Prior to Edgewood I worked in college counseling centers for several years, and have really loved the opportunity to work with students and college communities on increasing health and wellness.
My B.A. in psychology was earned at Amherst College, a small liberal arts school in MA. I received an M.A. and am pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University in Southern California. With training already on the East and West coasts, I completed my post-doctoral fellowship at University of Wisconsin- La Crosse before coming to Edgewood, which enabled me to learn more about the culture of Wisconsin and the Midwest.
In counseling, I strive to create a safe and affirming environment to allow students the freedom to express emotions sometimes kept hidden. I use an integrative approach, incorporating skills from a variety of different therapy styles to work with students in understanding how their past impacts their present, and how to identify and change life patterns that do not serve them well anymore. I am also a big advocate for self-care, and exploring how our environments impact our well-being.
Although I am ageneralist practitioner, and feel comfortable working with students on a variety of concerns, my particular areas of interest are: Cultural and diversity related issues (including sexuality & gender), grief & loss, intersecting identities and identity development, spiritual/religious issues, depression, anxiety/panic, stress management, family & relationship concerns, disordered eating, and mindfulness. Outside of work, I really enjoy dancing, travelling locally and abroad, eating diverse and spicy foods, and reading sci-fi and fantasy novels.