About My Clients
Are your relationships stressing you out? Do you find yourself constantly worrying others are mad at you? Do you struggle with telling people no? Maybe you worry frequently that people will leave you. Maybe you find yourself avoiding people because it all feels too overwhelming. Our personal history, family context, biology, all impact how we interact in relationships. I help people heal from complex trauma, religious trauma, and relationship challenges.
My Background and Approach
I started my therapy career in community mental health, where I quickly realized I liked working with adults who were dealing with the after-effects of difficult childhoods. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a birth doula, so I always had an interest in the mind-body connection and had many years of experience helping folks harness the power of deep breathing, visualization, and muscle relaxation. EMDR allows me to bring these skills to clients in the form of an evidence-based therapy! I integrate EMDR, IFS-informed therapy, ACT, and DBT. My top priority is to build a genuine, human connection with you where you can swear, cry, share feedback, and talk about the difficult things. I believe the relationship you have with your therapist is the vehicle for getting where you want to go, and I care deeply about building comfort and connection when we work together. I also care deeply about providing you with tools and insights you can take with you long after therapy ends!
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe therapy is about supporting your growth and celebrating your strengths. I believe all people have inherent strengths and ability to heal. You are in the driver's seat of your process; I am your copilot, beside you to guide you to the destination you choose. Think of my education and tools as the map. The life you want to live is the destination. We work together to determine the route you want to drive to get there. Fun facts: I have had 17 pet rats previously and currently have 3 dogs and 1 cat. I am a longtime vegan and have been involved in animal rescue. We love animals around here! I also love to perform with my band and am so appreciative of clients using art as a way to express and process emotions.