About My Clients
I specialize in working with women, young adults (~18-25), relationship issues, depth work, LGBTQ+ community, and religious harm/trauma. I really enjoy working with people who are sensitive or a bit countercultural, and helping women examine the impact of sociocultural norms and expectations (e.g., to not take up space). Much healing can be had in challenging these messages, reconnecting with your body and emotions, accepting yourself as you are, and re-centering your values and your voice.
My Background and Approach
People are best understood up close and within context. Taking together one's unique early relational experiences, biological factors, and identity markers (e.g., ethnic, gender, ability status, sexuality, body size, socioeconomic, religion, etc.) will all influence one's psychological experience. My graduate training emphasized emotions, relationships, and culture in understanding psychological health. And I believe that it is through relationship that we are fundamentally changed, and the door to which our ongoing growth lies. Not only the therapeutic relationship, but your relationship with yourself, with safe and trusted friends and family, and your local and broader community. Hover over the "Techniques I Use" below to learn a bit more about how I work. And please feel free to reach out with any questions to see if we might be a good fit.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Some personal values of mine include: Racial justice; Dismantling oppressive systems: Colonialism, white supremacy, patriarchy, cisheteronormativity, diet culture, weight stigma, beauty standards, ableism, etc.; Equity; Health at Every Size; Intuitive Eating; Experiencing and accepting difficult emotions; The wisdom within our own bodies and selves; Humor and art as avenues to healing; Getting to know difficult parts of yourself; Authentic Connection; Compassion for self and others; Vulnerability; Patience; Accountability; Grief; Honesty; Empathy; Validation; Critical thinking; Growth & Healing; Learning; Imperfection