“Together we can see what we will find” - Mumford & Sons
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor working in private practice in Indianapolis, IN. I specialize in working with adult women who are experiencing shame, depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, negative relationship patterns, trauma, and general unhappiness. Many of my patients have a sense that they are not living up to their fullest potential and want to explore what may be getting in their way. I particularly enjoy working with new mothers who are struggling with all that post-birth and parenting can bring. I work well with people who have an appreciation for and desire to gain insight, to look at their motivations and impact on others, and value the ways in which our past influences our present.
Providing a safe confidential place in which you can freely say what comes to your mind is a goal of mine. I am always open to hearing how you are experiencing me and our work. I practice psychotherapy as an art - a unique experience created by two persons that can not be recreated. A changing, responsive, dynamic, transformative and deeply meaningful expression of humanness. Imagine a space where the primary goal is to understand self more fully - no judgment no limitations on thought or feeling. A space of openness, curiosity and exploration framed by safety. This is my aim. We will come together to think thoughts that we cannot think alone and work to cultivate a sense of possibility and freedom. Freedom comes from knowing oneself deeply.
I also enjoy working with teens and adolescents. My work with adolescent patients begins with an understanding of how difficult it is to grow up in our culture. It is an intense time of identity formation and heightened emotion. It is also a very challenging age to parent. I enjoy working with teens and their parents to better understand how to support the adolescent in becoming who they are.
Having trained primarily in the object relations school of psychoanalytic psychotherapy I am very interested in the unique journey you’ve taken in becoming who you are. I believe the relationship that we establish becomes the vehicle for healing. I encourage a deep level of thinking and feeling - both in myself and those I work with. I work well with complex emotional difficulties and I seek to understand my patients thoroughly.
I also have interest and experience in presenting and teaching. I am committed to my own growth, continued learning, and staying connected to my colleagues and professional organizations. I believe these aspects of my work allow me to better serve my patients.
Please visit indytherapy.org for more information.