I am a graduate student in the Master of Social Work program at Utah State University. My core values are rooted in kindness, compassion, and empathy. These core values are closely rooted in my belief in the dignity and worth of all people and the importance of human relationships. My approach to therapy focuses on the Strengths Perspective and of being trauma-informed and responsive by recognizing that every individual has strengths and resilience. One of the ways I do this is by bringing awareness through active listening, mindfulness, deep breathing, and grounding techniques in order to be fully present in all of life's challenges and joys.