MA, DMin, BCPC, RYT
The mind is a vast ocean comprised of near infinite depths. Making sense of our lives is synonymous with making sense of the varied mental processes that typically run our day-to-day experience beneath the surface of our awareness. Gaining agency in our lives is dependent upon cultivating a holistic knowing of the depths of our being, from which wholeness, balance, and meaning can arise. Therapy isn’t all about change, often it’s about learning to be with things exactly as they are. In this way, the seemingly neurotic, reactionary, and autopiloted functioning of our minds can be revealed in actuality as considerate, responsible, and intentional. In this way, change becomes organically possible, when truly necessary, through a sometimes radical re-calibration of our orientation to life.
I am passionate about working with a diverse array of adults who are seeking greater clarity, vibrancy, and intimacy with the contents of their minds and lives, while finding ways through the difficulties that we all face from time-to-time. From engaging grand themes such as finding meaning and purpose in life, to working with depression and anxiety, grief, shame, relational struggles, and the uncertainties with direction that can appear during major life transitions, I am here to journey with you in reflecting on, interpreting, and otherwise discerning meaning and assigning value in and to your life experiences.
While I am currently pursuing state licensure, I have practiced psychodynamic psychotherapy for a number of years as a pastoral counselor trained at the doctoral level. This experience was predicated by over a decade spent in monasteries and temples around the world deeply engaged in the study of the world’s wisdom traditions. As a Zen lineage holder, and Yoga teacher, I view spirituality as the transpersonal arena of human experience that is universal to sentience, the study of which is best engaged as a social science, where the nature of religious and spiritual experience, and the significance of the symbols and themes associated with it might be most fully understood. I am currently working under the supervision of Whitney Logan, MA, LPC (license number 2016039436).
Who I work with:
Diverse Adults Across the Lifespan (LGBTQIA+, etc.)
Individuals Seeking Meaning and Direction in Life
People Struggling with Spiritual Crisis and/or Identity Issues
Individuals Coping with Anxiety and/or Depression
People Experiencing Grief and Loss
Individuals Navigating Major Life Transitions
Relationship and (Pre-)Marital Counseling
Individuals Working with Shame and/or Guilt
Professionals Pursuing Work/Life Balance
People Seeking to Lead More Effective Lives
Certifications: Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, Counseling Intern
Education: Thomas Edison State University (BA, Liberal Studies), Graceland University (MA, Religion), Central Seminary (MA, Counseling – In Progress), The Graduate Institute of College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (DMin, Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy), University of Kansas Hospital (Clinical Pastoral Residency).
Therapeutic Modalities: Psychodynamic, Person-Centered, and Mindfulness-Based
Specialties: Transpersonal therapy, Voice Dialogue therapy, Meditation
“You know, people come to therapy really for a blessing. Not so much to fix what’s broken, but to get what’s broken blessed.” ~James Hillman
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I change.” ~ Carl Rogers
Free Phone Consultation
Sliding Scale Rates: $70-$30
I am now accepting new psychotherapy clients, as well as clients who are looking for one-time or occasional dream consultations. Please use the contact form below and I will respond as soon as possible, during normal business hours Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.
3216 Gillham Plaza, Suite 210
Kansas City, MO 64109
Tel: (816) 945-2478