About My Clients
I help teens/adults overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma from painful childhood experiences to heal and create healthier dynamics in the relationships that matter most. I also integrate EMDR therapy as needed to help client let go of criticism and negative beliefs to build confidence, and reach their goals.
My Background and Approach
I obtained my bachelor’s degree in child development and my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Throughout my career, I have had the pleasure of working with children, adults, families, and couples. I have additional training in EMDR, ACT, DBT, Parent Education, and working with the LGBTQ+ community. In my work, I utilize a psychodynamic and attachment-based lens. This means that I focus on exploring your past and prominent relationships to understand patterns and dynamics that are impacting your day-to-day life. Understanding your past and attachment with your parents, or primary caregiver, helps me understand how you see and engage with the world. I also incorporate a client-centered approach, where I come alongside you as a supportive and welcoming presence. I really honor my client's autonomy in sessions - meaning we focus on what YOU want to work on. I make sure I understand what goals you have for therapy and view my role as a guide to help you get there.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that change can happen at any point in our lives with the right support and mindset. It is my personal mission to have my clients feel seen, heard, and understood in our time together. It was through the support in my own therapy experience that allowed me to work past challenging family dynamics and learn to set boundaries to allow me to heal and move forward from my past. This is something I enjoy supporting clients through as well. I also like helping them uncover who they are meant to be and guide them in building the life for themselves they have always wanted. I hope to be a supportive presence in our work together. I am not here to judge or shame you in your past or the choices you have made that led you up to this moment. You are already taking the first step by reading this profile. I can't wait to see the work we can accomplish together.