Outside of Therapy
As your therapist, I know a great fit is important and who I am plays a huge role in that. So, here is an opportunity to get to know me a little better and then you can join me in helping you to embrace your own life and individuality too!
Named after a song, “A Shanty in Old Shanty Town” I’ve come to embrace my uniqueness and life of contradictions and complexities.
I am a cancer, full moon child who is introverted and enjoys time alone, and also love to be with my family and people that I’m close to and can be highly extroverted too. Rainy days, thunderstorms, the moon, a cup of coffee or tea, and naps invigorate me.
Growing up, I was the shy but talkative kid who was always curious about everything. I watched Wheel of Fortune, MASH, and Jeopardy, and was in debate, art, drama, and poly sci courses in high school. Yet, I can't play chess and am way more than then nerdy one, though some D&D sounds fantastic!
I am a nature nut and love sports (football and racing), playing pool, and have always wanted to go to The Scottish Highland Games. I enjoy cheesy movies and some TV. I've even watched every episode of Survivor, its afamily dinner and TV tradition.
My ride or die is my dog Lucy and I can’t pass up a perfect slice of cheesecake, real authentic Mexican, or a great food truck, and am a sucker for lobster tail.
On the daily you will find me with books, puzzle games, and music. I love to randomly dance and sing, though I can’t sing to save my life. But, it won’t stop me. I sing in the car, and jam out when I clean or am sitting at my desk doing notes. I love spontaneous fun and playing jokes on my family and friends.
As a nature enthusiast, get me outside for anything from swimming to fishing, canoeing, hiking, or snowmobiling. Or watching birds and wildlife. Then, there's the random road trip adventures, and I think the UP is near perfect, though I also love both the east and west coasts. A photography fiend I love waterfalls, lighthouses, barns, and landscapes.
And, I might be obsessed with: the smell of home cooking and bonfires, plants, wearing scarves, not wearing shoes, and anything Christmas related, though fall is my favorite season.
And last, blankets. I can never have enough blankets. I’m the one who has the window open in the middle of winter with a fan on and am buried under a mountain of blankets.