About My Clients
Do you have difficulties with anxiety, self-worth, and relationships? Are you wanting to change your life, but don't know where to start? Are you seeking meaningful work to find new perspectives and engagement in life? Have you been impacted by trauma? If you are seeking relief from unhealthy coping mechanisms, or if any of these questions resonated with you, we may be a great fit for the collaborative journey towards wellness together.
My Background and Approach
My counseling perspective is existential, person-centered, and holistic, and can often incorporate an intersectional feminist perspective. I work with adolescents and adults struggling with complex trauma, depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA+ identity, relationships, self-esteem, shame, and life transitions. I utilize mind and body techniques to encourage healing and introspection. I believe my clients are the experts of their own lives; my role is to assist you by providing a non-judgmental space that utilizes compassion, humor, psychoeducation, guided introspection, collaboration, and somatic techniques. Trauma work is my specialty. I believe that healing trauma through the body and creating safety within oneself is the foundation of trauma work. I do not believe the end goal of therapy is "happiness." The end goal of therapy is connectedness - within one's body, mind, and spirit; through this connection is where I believe clients can find hope and internal peace.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Working from an intersectional feminist perspective, I believe it is essential when working with diverse clients to acknowledge the dysfunction that may exist as a result of oppressive systems in place. My hope moving though this work is to amplify empowerment within my clients while continuing to acknowledge the larger picture and it's impact. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community myself, I strive to create an inclusive, safe space for clients of all different backgrounds and experiences. I understand how hopelessness can feel; together, we can make meaning, embrace authenticity, and find internal peace.