I am a mental health and chemical dependency counselor passionate about providing high-quality and culturally competent services to the LGBTGEQIAP+ community. In following this passion, I formed Cincy Pride Counseling in 2018. I graduated with a masters in mental health counseling from the University of Cincinnati and gained experience working with a variety of populations, including adults with mental health diagnoses, youth and their families, and those battling substance use and addiction. My counseling approach is rooted in the belief that pain and suffering are the result of disconnection. This disconnection can take several forms, including disconnection from others or disconnection from a part of ourselves. Through therapy, I use an eclectic approach to repair those connections and help clients live a life of deeper meaning, fulfillment, and joy. I draw on techniques from mindfulness, existentialism, person-centered therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and narrative therapy among others to tailor therapy specifically to each individual.