About My Clients
Do you feel pressure to conform to expectations that don't make sense for you? Maybe you feel pushed to fit a complex, nuanced self into a rigid, monolithic box, or you worry that people expect you to be someone you’re not. Maybe you aren’t sure who “you” even is. I understand, personally and professionally, what it is like to feel as though your role is undefined. Because of this, I seek to create a space of validation and acceptance, where you can feel safe learning about and being yourself.
My Background and Approach
I am passionate about helping people feel listened to and understood in their personal context. My approach to therapy is collaborative and integrative; I use techniques from DBT, ACT, CBT, interpersonal therapy, and psychodynamic therapy to tailor my approach to each person's needs, strengths, and way of learning. Together we will discuss goals for therapy and work collaboratively to achieve them in the way that works best for you. Our work together will help you understand the ways your experiences, past and present, have shaped the way you think about things and engage with the world; we can also understand how your identity affects the way the world interacts with you. With this understanding, we can also work on changing patterns and behaviors that no longer suit you and develop healthy ways of coping with challenges. Therapy is kind of like a good massage. Sometimes you have knots to work out and it can be painful and take a lot of time, but by doing that work, you can heal.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
As a multiracial and LGBTQIA+-identifying psychologist, I understand the challenges associated with navigating one’s identity, on both a professional and personal level. I understand how difficult it can be when others do not view you the same way you see yourself, or to feel like you must push yourself into a box that does not fit. Because of this, I seek to create an experience where you feel validated and understood, one that is as individual as you are.