Welcome! I understand that it can be uncomfortable to reach out to someone you don’t know, with the expectation of sharing your story. I strive to create a supportive and nonjudgmental space in order to foster a safe environment for growth. I use an interpersonal approach to work to understand “how did we get here?” and “how can you get to where you want to go?” I hold the belief that all individuals have the inner resources to move towards wholeness, and growth is what happens when we are able to connect to those inner resources. I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life, experiencing a variety of challenges.
- University of North Carolina at Asheville, Bachelor of Science
- University of Denver, Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Prior to working with Pettigru, I worked at a therapeutic wilderness program for teens and an organization that worked with young adults experiencing homelessness. I also have experience specifically with addictions/substance use and with older adults in assisted living.
- Trauma and PTSD
- Relationship challenges
- Substance use
- Life transitions
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Motivational Interviewing