My areas of expertise include treating substance use problems, anxiety, and depression as well as helping people transition to difficult life situations. I use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy for an evidence-based approach to therapy. My work focuses on meeting you where you are with a non-judgmental and collaborative approach. I rely on research, clinical experience, and an understanding of you as an individual to guide our work in therapy. It's important for me to understand what YOU consider to be difficult in your life and what factors contribute to these difficulties. In order to best help you, I also want to understand how different aspects of who you are -like being a woman, person of color, parent- impact your experience of the world. Therapy is tough work and opening up to another person isn't always easy. I'm also a real person and value being authentic and compassionate with my clients.