Me?? Well, the short version is that I am one of the lucky people that gets to earn a living doing exactly what I love! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Therapist, I have the opportunity to work with individuals, couples, families and groups. Many of the people coming to see me are wanting to improve specific concerns related to their emotional, psychological, sexual and spiritual well-being and experience. I strive to create a safe and collaborative environment in order to provide the support, education and skill set for discussing my clients’ unique concerns. It’s not uncommon for me to hear feedback from clients that the process has been empowering and rewarding – providing them the pathway to desired insight and growth.
My journey as a therapist has taken me to many different settings, personally and professionally, in a relatively short time. Early in my professional development I enjoyed working with a variety of mental health issues, but I quickly discovered a deep passion for working with sexuality, religious concerns, and the intersection of the two topics.
Before beginning my career as a therapist, I gained invaluable experience working as a case manager for a domestic violence shelter, serving on a homeless provider committee in Salt Lake City, and volunteering at the Rape Recovery Center through its Crisis Line and hospital response team. These experiences along with many others provided me invaluable insight and clinical expertise in working with a spectrum of clinical topics.
In addition to running a practice and working with my clients, I decided to return to school and am working toward a PhD in Human Sexuality after being out of grad school for nearly a decade. The knowledge I’ve gained thus far has only deepened my understanding of sexuality and gender; issues which, I believe, impact nearly everyone to one degree or another.
Over nine years of experience providing individual, family and group counseling for teenagers and adults treating various concerns including eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, behavioral concerns, sexuality concerns, and relationship counseling.
Over five years of experience working as a crisis worker, providing psychiatric assessments and admissions, trauma consultations and crisis line support.
Over nine years of experience providing social work and case management in various settings.