About My Clients
If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, numb, or both. If you're feeling stuck and stagnant or out of control. If you're feeling unsure about yourself - you are most welcome here! I offer a space for people experiencing life transitions and those wanting to heal from trauma, depression, or anxiety. As a member of the queer and trans communities, I am also passionate about working with people who are exploring sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression.
My Background and Approach
I aim to provide therapy that is anti-racist, queer and poly affirming, sex-positive, kink aware, body-positive, and trauma-informed. Depending on an individual’s needs and preferences, I draw upon various collaborative therapy practices to help people find balance and meaning. Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be intentionally incorporated depending on client preferences and needs. I can also offer practical skills training to help you survive crises, connect with others while attending to your own needs, change or decrease the intensity of painful emotions, and be more present in your life. Since healing comes in many forms, I offer the incorporation of music if you wish. I also welcome other forms of expression that bring you harmony and balance. We have power in this moment to choose how to move forward and explore the possibilities that have yet to be written. I would be honored to support you in experiencing that growth, joy, and connection.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My professional and personal lives are built on values of integrity, compassion, and social justice. I recognize the mental health system and the social science community have caused irreparable harm by pathologizing, dehumanizing, and invisiblizing BIPOC communities, people with disabilities, transgender and gender-expansive folx, and erotically marginalized people. I firmly believe that change is imperative to not only honor and respect the sanctity of life, but to embrace and celebrate it. As a white, able-bodied, queer, middle class, nonbinary therapist, I have a responsibility to educate myself, engage in self-reflection, and hold myself accountable as to not burden those who already carry enough. In addition to personal work, I am committed to decolonizing mental health and mitigating power imbalances at the systems level. This is a lifelong journey but promises much in the way of my own personal growth and providing culturally humble, compassionate care.