About My Clients
Those who seek to work with me may already have a strong awareness of and relationship to their emotional selves, and want a respectful collaborator to support them in their work. Others may have a limited, or even challenging experience describing their inner experience, often feeling stuck in their heads or struggling with challenging patterns of negative thinking. Some may find themselves reacting rather than responding, and wish to gain greater ability to regulate emotions effectively.
My Background and Approach
My strengths as a therapist lie in combining my respect for each individual’s personhood with deep witnessing of emotion as a pathway to deepening awareness, completing stuck processes, and unlocking each person’s inner powers of healing, authenticity, and ability to achieve their visions for the life they want. I believe therapy must be built on a foundation or respect, consent, and collaboration- time after time it is the quality of one’s relationship with their therapist that predicts the time spent in therapy being beneficial. I welcome all parts of you and your history and all aspects of identity and positionality in the world into therapy. Therapy can be a place to talk about parts of oneself, one’s experience, or one’s inner world that it may be hard to speak of elsewhere in life. I am constantly humbled by how having a space to feel deeply and surface one's inner experience can lead to meaningful growth and fulfillment within oneself, one's relationships, and life.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe all people deserve therapy that seeks to be free of judgment, stigma, and oppressive power dynamics. I believe people who experience marginalization and oppression deserve to have their target identities affirmed, valued, and respected. I believe that care can look like support and validation, and also like accountability, boundaries, and direct honesty. I strive to deliver both with care and consideration of supporting your greatest wellness. I am queer and trans, kink/BDSM, and non-monogamy affirming. I am committed to providing affirming and de-stigmatizing services for sex workers and offer training and consultation to providers striving to do the same.