“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” 
― Shannon L. Alder

I work with adolescents (14+) and adults, and specialize in counseling individuals faced with one or more of the following concerns:

Gender and Sexuality
Substance Use

Finding a counselor that is the right fit in terms of personality and expertise is essential for successful counseling. I have extensive training and education in the areas I specialize, so that I can be an effective counselor. While I would like to be able to help each person that reaches out to me I am realistic and know that I cannot take on clients who's needs are outside my scope of knowledge. If you are seeking counseling and currently or historically have addressed OCD, disordered eating, or a Neurodevelopmental disorder I will not be the right fit for you as my training in these areas in minimal. 

Individual Counseling

I work with adolescents (14+) and adults to provide comprehensive counseling based on each individual's needs, whether related to mental health, substance use, or both. The focus of our counseling sessions is on your goals and current level of functioning. I will always collaborate with you to ensure we are focused on the areas which led you to contact me, and always welcome feedback regarding what has been most-and least- helpful to you in current or previous counseling endeavors. Individual sessions are typically 45 to 55 minutes in length. 


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based practice to help people who have experienced trauma. EMDR helps individuals reprocess traumatic memories in a more complete way, aiding in growth. Clients with PTSD often find EMDR to be beneficial in reducing stress responses to triggers. Not all individuals that have experienced traumatic events are appropriate for EMDR; please inquire further if you are interested in this approach. 

LGBTQ+ Counseling

I work with individuals of varying genders and sexual orientations. It is my perspective that those looking to better understand their identities or sexual orientations can benefit from the supportive, non-judgmental environment that counseling provides. I regularly advocate for LGBTQ+ individuals by staying in contact with medical providers (surgeons, those prescribing HRT, etc), through interaction with local queer support organizations and by strongly supporting policies and legislation which promote inclusiveness for all in the LGBTQ+ community.   

Pro Bono Counseling
I reserve at least one time slot per week to work with individuals in need of counseling services pro bono. I believe that everyone can benefit from counseling and finances should not exclude one from being able to access this care. If I have a current opening for a pro bono client it will be list below. Please use the contact form on the "Contact LRC" tab to reach out and indicate that you are interested in the pro bono counseling. I will follow up with a questionnaire to ensure I am serving those most in need while still operating within my area of clinical training. Priority is given to queer POC and other marginalized community members. 

Current opening: None at this time.