My personal struggles with mental health are what led me to the path of pursuing counseling as my life’s work. I experienced trauma and great loss throughout my life that crippled me in grief, anxiety, and depression that I thought I would never find my way out of. Therapy and support are what carried me through the darkness and back to myself. I believe that nature is a healing force, and that spending time in the outdoors can positively impact our mental health and help us connect to ourselves in a deeper way. My personal experiences ignited a passion in me for counseling, to support others in their journey, to sit with them and to walk alongside them on their path.