I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the founder of Ambedo Counseling.
It is the honor of my lifetime to join alongside you with empathy and compassion (and a side of humor because, well - this can be heavy work, and sometimes we need a moment of levity).
Some of the bravest humans I've known have entrusted me to hold space for their journeys through grief, depression, anxiety, substance use, and trauma. Along the way, I've witnessed deep courage, healing, and new meaning amid the struggle.
I am called to the therapy room as a tribute to my brother, Jason, and my father, Al, both of whom played an integral role in shaping my understanding of humanity, teaching me about genuine acceptance and honoring my quirkiness rather than fighting against it, and speaking my truth even when it's hard.
Both Jason and my dad tragically lost their lives to suicide.
I do this work in hopes that I can empower the courageous humans I work with to find joy in the small moments, deepen their relationships with loved ones, learn to live more in the present, and celebrate what it means to be alive. And, maybe as we do this work, we continue to break the stigma against therapy and ultimately we spread ripples of kindness and healing in our little corner of the world.
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
If you are in need of immediate support, please contact the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling or texting 988.