About My Clients
I enjoy working with a wide variety of mental health concerns and specialize in the treatment of trauma, (c)PTSD, phobias, panic, and anxiety disorders. I am also passionate about working with people of diverse genders and sexualities, including those engaged in polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships. I am able to provide assessments to receive gender-affirming care, including hormone replacement therapy and surgery.
My Background and Approach
I received my Psy.D. from the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology in Milwaukee and completed my doctoral internship at Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinic in Portland, Oregon. - Psy.D. from Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, Program Accredited by the American Psychological Association - Predoctoral Internship at Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinic, Program Accredited by the American Psychological Association - M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology - B.S. in Psychology with a minor in LGBTQ studies from Northern Illinois University
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I utilize a person-centered approach in therapy and value my clients’ autonomy and expertise in their own lives. I believe distress develops from internal conflicts regarding what we are taught from our personal experiences versus our own values and desires. Relief comes when we are able to identify and resolve those conflicts. In order to achieve this, I integrate various approaches within therapy including psychodynamic, interpersonal, internal family systems, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based interventions.