I am trained both in theology/religion and traditional talk therapy from a progressive, LGBTQ+ affirming perspective.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Evanston, IL
Supervised by Jacob Hogan LCSW
I have personal and lived experience inside this community. I have experience helping others discover the beautiful varieties of queerness that they carry inside of themselves.
I believe that we are made up of the stories of our pasts, but that our pasts do not freeze us in time. My hope is that we can examine how our past experiences, particularly those from our childhood, affect our lives today. From here we can move forward and find ways to integrate and heal from our past.
I have both counseling and theological training, and my own experience with traumatic religious experience and messages that distort our view of ourselves. I work with people to heal from the negative stories that have been imposed on them.
I believe that we are made of stories. By examining the stories we have told ourselves and those we have told about ourselves, we can make lasting change as we rewrite our own narratives. I also believe that we connect to the stories that resonate with us in the world. I look at the stories we love to bring light to parts of our lives we may not have examined.
I use a style that focuses on the things and relationships in our lives that bring meaning. Here we look at what brings us joy and what brings us distress. This helps us see what we have used to create meaning and purpose in our lives.
I use a primarily psychodynamic approach to bring about change. This means that I primarily listen as we freely associate our narratives.