Saren

Navigating life in a society rife with poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia is encumbering. While these things do not ultimately determine our well-being, we are greatly impacted by them. This often creates depression, anxiety, and relationship issues that influence us in our day-to-day lives. We do not have to journey alone. Support and guidance in a comfortable, safe, and therapeutic setting can offer us the space we need to explore our inner lives, and how we have been impacted by our environment. Through this we can grow, heal, create new boundaries, learn coping strategies and create positive changes

I grew up with all the cultural and geographical influences of the Southernmost part of the Missouri Ozarks. It has been a journey of growth and self-discovery. I believe in treating each person with warmth, dignity and respect, while upholding the professional boundaries of the counseling relationship. I work from a broad theoretical background and approach care with a systemic and non-pathologizing lens.  I also aim to empower my clients, and I understand that each individual has their own pace and path in the growth process. I encourage each client to try new approaches to mental health and voice their experiences with what is helpful and what has helped previously.  I asked the hard and forbidden questions. The process of unfolding is continuous. 

Credentials

Education

  • Masters Degree in Counseling and Guidance (2018)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2014)