About My Clients
My clients are people who are looking for support or guidance in order to deepen their understanding of themselves and increase their satisfaction in their relationships. In addition to the ever common anxiety and depression, many of my clients are experiencing symptoms that are significant enough that it is difficult for them to function in their lives, whether it's panic attacks, flashbacks, or difficulty building relationships that feel safe.
My Background and Approach
My degree is in Clinical Psychology, and I have specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), a therapy for healing from trauma, and in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a modality that is geared towards helping couples deepen their connection and heal from past wounds, whether they are from their current relationship or from childhood. I also have a great deal of experience working with adolescents who are struggling with severe anxiety and depression. I approach each client differently because not everyone needs the same kind of therapy. I meet my clients where they are when they walk into the office (or log into Zoom), and I use their goals to shape my approach in sessions. Therapy is a collaborative experience. I want my clients to be able to come into a session and get their needs met so that they feel like they can move through the world in a way that feels positive to them.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
It is never too late to heal or change habits that are harming you. All people deserve a safe space to explore their identity and their beliefs, regardless of their sexual or gender identity, profession, skin color, religion, body size, family/relationship structure, or any other ways of being. I know that as a white heterosexual therapist, I hold a great deal of privilege that is not shared by many of my clients. I regularly work to educate myself on my privilege and the way that it impacts the way that I move through the world, the way that impacts the therapeutic relationship, and the way that it affects others. I believe that part of my job as a therapist is to be informed and to be someone who fights for social justice.