It’s nice to meet you!
Relationships are often the source of our deepest wounds and also hold the potential for our deepest healing. We are made for connection and community, and it is both an honor and a joy for me to join people like you on your healing journey.
So let me introduce myself a little….
Who I am as a person
I grew up on both coasts and the Middle East and have been calling Nashville home – and saying “y’all” – since 2008. I love being creative and analytical, silly and serious. When I’m not doing therapy, I’m often drawing cartoons or wildflowers, writing songs on the ukulele for my family and friends, and being active in my body. I garden and feel ridiculously excited when anything survives.
My pronouns are she/her.
How I do therapy
At my core, I believe that everyone has strengths and is worthy of love and belonging. While I have specialized training in relationships, I believe you are your own best expert and my goal is to come alongside you as a guide to empower you on your path to wholeness.
My approach to therapy is systemic, which means I care about your whole context, both at a small scale (like your family, social group and work) as well as on a larger scale (like your community, society, and the world). No one exists in a vacuum, and our contexts shape and inform who we are and why we do what we do.
Our words matter. The stories we tell about ourselves and each other matter. While we can’t change our pasts, we can change how we think and talk about them, and what our histories mean for us moving forward.
I’m trained in Brainspotting (Levels 1, 2 & 4, Expansion) and Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY 20 Hour Foundations), and also incorporate feminist, narrative, solution and strengths-focused and parts work into therapy.
I use the techniques above plus Gottman Therapy with couples/relationships (I’m trained in Level 1 with Level 2 in progress).
Education and experience
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Tennessee (LMFT #1750)
- Approved out-of-state Telehealth provider in the State of Florida (https://flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/)
- MMFC/T – Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University, 2018
- Clinical practicum and internship at Father Ryan High School’s Personal Counseling Department for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years
- AAMFT Minority Fellowship Program fellow for the 2017-2018 school year
- BA in Commercial Music (Songwriting) from Trevecca Nazarene University (yes, it was a fun major!)
- Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT).
- Member of the Southeast Brainspotting Institute
- Member of the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute
Why the name “Redwood Grove”?
Redwood trees are beautiful and majestic, living hundreds of years and reaching hundreds of feet into the sky. And yet none of this is done in isolation. To the contrary, their roots are shallow and wide, interconnecting to form a huge network for sharing nutrients during droughts and stability during storms.
Like redwoods, we are communal beings, and thrive best within supportive relationships. We are not meant to live in isolation but in connection.