I am a nerd for helping queer folks heal from traumatic relationships. Poly, kink, BDSM, neurodivergence, and religious trauma welcome here
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
I specialize in supporting and celebrating LGBTQ+ identities. Your gender or sexuality may not be the reason you are coming to therapy, but having a therapist who understands what it means to be LGBTQ+ can be comforting and supportive. I also specialize in supporting the coming out process and navigating LGBTQ+ relationships.
I work with couples and ENM partnerships from an attachment perspective - helping partners identify the patterns that are rooted in attachment wounds and unmet attachment needs. I help partners communicate in a deeper, more attuned way to promote closeness, understanding, and intimacy. I am especially skilled at supporting partnerships that are struggling with the effects of discrimination due to their LGBTQ+ identities and/or ENM relationship structure.
I work with individuals in therapy to identify the problematic thoughts, behaviors, and patterns that stem from our oldest and deepest attachment wounds. I help my individual clients develop self-compassion, self-acceptance, and self-worth by deconstructing and rebuilding their sense of self. I specialize in trauma informed approaches to working with anxiety and depression in the LGBTQ+ community and have extensive experience working with the effects of religious trauma and discrimination.