About My Clients
My first and most important goal with every individual client, couple, or group is to help you find peace within your own skin and peace in that intimate space between you and another. Sometimes, that might require change. Other times, that requires acceptance, instead. But almost always, it requires courage and tremendous vulnerability.
My Background and Approach
When it comes to my therapeutic approach, I am dedicated to the fields of relationship counseling and sex therapy, and I specialize in the open and affirming treatment of individuals, couples, and groups across all sexualities, genders, and relational styles struggling with issues that interfere with living a fulfilling, intimate, and relational life. This list could include struggles with sex, anxiety, worthiness, depression, self-love, shame, grief and loss, disordered eating, trauma, body image, breakups and divorce, family conflict, and interpersonal relationships--the list goes on and on. The heart of my work is to help you make sense of your challenges, clarify your values, and craft an intimate, joyful, and meaningful life aligned with them.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Ultimately, I believe that all people have the right to feel comfortable within their own skin. In therapy, we so often focus on change, alone. We talk about changing our lifestyles, our families, our partners, our hobbies, our careers, our schools, and our future goals, all in an effort to fix the problems we see with how things are. And so often, we reject the notion of acceptance, entirely. Therapy certainly involves exploring and changing certain patterns of behavior and thinking, but I believe in balancing our drive for change with our intrinsic need for acceptance. We do not necessarily have the power to choose our life situations or the initial feelings we experience when they hit us. We don't come with an on/off switch, nor the power to control what happens to us. However, we do have the power to respond: to consider our values and explore our relationship with these distressing events and the feelings that follow.