About My Clients
I enjoy working with a wide range of people and populations but have particular interest and experience in the following communities/issues: · Couples of all relationship structures · LGBQ & Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming community · Young Adults · Grief/loss · Anxiety · Parents of LGBTQ Adolescents
My Background and Approach
My approach is client centered and grounded in the belief that each person is an expert in their own experiences. I support clients in becoming more aligned with their beliefs, values, and authentic selves. I offer insight, curiosity, humor, and gentle challenges while staying rooted in a social justice framework. My theoretical orientation is varied based on the needs of each client. I use a combination of humanistic, relational-cultural, psychodynamic, and mindfulness/acceptance commitment therapy. My practice is also influenced by my decade long mindfulness practice. I support couples in various relational forms to understand what is happening below the surface in order to change damaging relational patterns. Together, we unpack what is and isn’t working in order to build a bigger toolbox, improve communication, and help couples reconnect in their love for one another.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Many of us have learned tools and patterns to get through difficult experiences, however, those patterns may no longer serve us or create barriers to our current growth and relationships. Through a trusting relationship with a therapist, we can create a safe environment to identify and explore these patterns.