I’m a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialization in LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Supervised by Chrissy Comlish
Relationship structures outside of mononormative standards come with their own unique benefits and challenges. My job as a poly-affirming therapist is to dispel shame around non-monogamy and help guide you towards the most ethical and supportive practices. I have both personal and professional experience with non-monogamy and am a firm believer that we are all capable of giving and receiving the kind of love that fulfills us.
Relationships open us up to old emotional wounds and touch the most tender parts of our psyche. As a relationship therapist, I hope to help you explore your own values, needs and desires while navigating partnerships with other unique individuals with their own values, needs and desires. Expect to grow in the areas of communication, healthy conflict, and differentiation while building trust and lasting love.
Spirituality and religion can be a lifeline and an important foundation for many, but for some carries the weight of trauma in the form of abuse. When we are able to break out of a controlling or unhealthy spiritual environment, many times our worlds are turned upside down. We are disconnected from friends and family and the very ideas we once held as truth. I work to connect my client's back to themselves.
Working to understand your own attachment style can held you heal from past wounds and move through relationships with more self-awareness and confidence.
Relationships can be difficult, but couples/partner work can help us get to the root of our issues, understand our communication patterns and styles, and resolve conflict in healthier ways.
In narrative therapy we are not the problem, the problem is the problem. The stories we tell ourselves have a way of rooting themselves in our thoughts and behaviors. Let's work to uncover your innate strengths and resources and begin to tell a fuller story of who you are.