I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 7 years, specializing in individual, couples, family, and group therapy for adults and adolescents. I primarily practice using an insight & process-oriented psychodynamic approach with an enduring commitment to applying an anti-oppressive lens. My work with clients tends to acknowledge and emphasize the relational, “in-the-moment” facets of treatment as I work to build safety, trust, and intimacy between us so that we can explore the deeper patterns and issues that may be affecting your life and your relationship to yourself and others. I also incorporate a trauma-informed lens to help clients better understand the effects of past events. I specialize in working with both acute and complex trauma, and I understand the gravity of social trauma and the insidious ways that oppression can hinder us.
My practice is eclectic, compassionate, mindful, and non-judgmental. I enjoy supporting a diverse range of people through various life transitions and personal challenges and I have extensive experience serving LGBTQ-identified young adults and adolescents, as well as artists and people working in creative fields. I help clients gain deeper psychological, emotional, and somatic self-awareness and am attuned to each person's unique experience and process of healing.
Individuals: I work with adults, young adults, and adolescents in individual therapy to help clients learn to identify and articulate their own needs and desires. Self-awareness and insight are our aspirations, and yet treatment is flexible and tailored to each person’s needs. I am LGBTQ aware and affirming and I also have experience helping artists and creative people to gain a deeper understanding of their creative impulses and practices. I treat depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and the myriad effects of personal, family, and social traumas.
Couples: I work with all types of couples, partnerships, and intimate relationships to help clients improve their overall communication and ability to empathize with one another’s experiences. Treatment will focus on relational dynamics and the narratives we tell about ourselves and our loved ones. We will explore how our relational habits and patterns re-create feelings from our past experiences. Through our work together, clients will become better at recognizing and addressing these patterns in an effort to create a safe, supportive, and fulfilling relationship for every participant.
Adolescents and their Families: I work with a range of young adults and adolescents as they explore their burgeoning identities. I also encourage families of adolescents to participate in treatment in some capacity, so that the overall family system can become a more supportive and communicative environment for every member. I especially enjoy working with families of LGBTQ-identified teens, in order to address how to best cope with any arising difficulties or misunderstandings, and to help create an affirming environment for every child.
Groups: I offer various groups for:
- Survivors of Suicide
- LGBTQ non-gestational parents
- People interested in meditation and mindfulness practice