My first priority is to make sure you feel heard and truly understood. I'll listen without judgment and be careful with your trust. I don't have an agenda, but I'm also not a passive head-nodder -- I'll help you to assess where you are and where you want to be, and I'll provide tools and support while you're on your way there. If you want to know more about my education, training, and the modalities I use to help clients, feel free to visit my website.
Some therapeutic beliefs: Growth occurs in repairing, not in perfection. Mind and body are inextricably linked -- when you nurture one, you nurture the other. Having a good relationship doesn't mean you NEVER argue -- it means that you argue fairly, safely, and respectfully. Your past doesn't have to predict your future. You CAN break dysfunctional patterns and cycles, even if they have spanned generations. Therapy doesn't have to be serious all the time -- sometimes you've got to laugh.
I’m a parent and a daughter. I endeavor to have anti-oppressive practices, intersectionality, equity, and acknowledgement of systemic dynamics of power and privilege inform the work I do with clients daily, as well as personally. LGBTQ+ folx are supported and celebrated here. When you have specific questions about my personal or political beliefs, I am always glad to share -- you have every right to understand your therapist's values and affiliations in order to build safety and trust.