I support clients in building healthy attachment and boundaries, processing trauma, exploring identity, and managing relationships/family.
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in San Diego, CA
Supervised by Robyn Buresh, LMFT
Life transitions are those moments in our lives that include a great change to our lifestyle. They may be expected milestones--entering early adulthood, graduating from college, new careers, marriage and children, and retirement, or they could be unexpected events that cause us to step back and evaluate our lives. As a therapist, I work with clients to understand how these transitions will change their lives and how to manage emotions stemming from significant change.
I enjoy working with clients who are exploring or integrating their gender and/or sexual identity. As a member of the queer community, I recognize the complexities that arise from navigating a cisgendered and heteronormative society. Whether you are coming to therapy specifically for your gender/sexual identity or not, you will find an affirming space that accepts and celebrates the uniqueness of living freely and boldly.
Poly and Non-Monogamy have traditionally been excluded from "couples" therapy models--even the title of 'couple' excludes partnerships of more than two individuals. Many poly and non-monomogous folks are concerned that seeking therapy will result in being told their relationship concerns stem from non-monogamy. Instead, I work within the structure of your relationships to help build healthy communication, secure attachment, boundaries, and improve intimacy.
I bring my own lived experiences as a queer woman, my education in identity development and integration, and continued education in the areas of identity exploration, queer affirming therapy, and other therapy modalities. I provide a non-judgmental space that recognizes our identities are fluid and shaped by internal values and external influences.