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My Approach

As a faculty member and a professional counselor, I work with my students and my clients using a developmental and wellness lens.  This means that I take stock of my students and my clients strengths and skills as well as their relationships and social support systems.

I practice a combination of Ecotherapy (our connection to nature and how the natural world influences our mental and physical health) and Relational-Cultural Theory (analyzing and strengthening relationships through a cultural lens). With children (and often with adults) I incorporate play.  


As an Ecotherapist, I teach and work with clients in outdoor environments such as a park, nature trail, beach, etc. There is strong research evidence that suggests that just five minutes in a natural setting boasts our feelings. My research and my approach is to help my clients and my students understand our intrinsic connection to nature and ways in which, through a reciprocal relationship, nature can be a partner in healing, growth and development.

Types of Therapy

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Family / Marital

  • Family Systems

  • Feminist

  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)

  • Person-Centered

  • Play Therapy

  • Relational

  • Strength-Based



  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • Family

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