I specialize in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with queer, neurodiverse, and poly couples.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Supervised by Teddie Jackson, LMFT 127381
I work through an LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent affirming lens. We often get told there is something “wrong” with us or that our identities are something to be “fixed”. I’m here to say: fuck that. We deserve to see our identities as something to be accepted and celebrated. We live in a world where neuroqueer folks are marginalized, leading us to really struggle with self-acceptance and love. I help by guiding you to a place where it feels safe to be seen, where you know you’ll be held and comforted.
My work as a therapist is attachment based and experiential. We explore attachments with the belief that our past shapes our present. We are looking to better understand how our past experiences contribute to our core beliefs of who we are today and how that impacts the way we connect with our partners. In other words, we are digging fucking deep. I help you explore attachment wounds to better understand what the fuck is going wrong and whats keeping you from hearing each other and feeling safe.
I also feel very passionate about working with poly/ENM folks. Poly relationships are so dope and so fucking hard. They can really shine a spotlight on old shit and I am really good at helping bring down the walls and navigate through all the muck. You can read all the books you want, but ultimately there’s no roadmap - ya’ll have to sit down and figure out how YOU want to create your relationships. I’ll be right there with you as you navigate these scary but much needed discussions.
I am trained in systems theory and apply attachment theory to my work with both individuals and partnerships. This means I dig deep into your history and patterns to get to the root of the hurts impacting your sense of safety in yourself and your relationships.
I am a queer, feminist therapist and coming from a systems background, believe that the environments and systems we are surviving within impact our sense of safety and our sense of self. I work hard to deconstruct and unpack the ways our shitty cultural norms negatively impact my clients and connect them back to an internalized sense of self-worth, self-esteem, self-validation, and safety.
I am trained and working towards certification in Emotion Focused Couple's Therapy. I utilize EFT to support queer and poly/enm relationships.