About My Clients
I combine my personal experience with professional expertise to help clients understand that perfectionism and over-control are sabotaging their lives! I work with womxn in high demand, deadline driven fields. They tend to be overly-ambitious and growth-oriented. I teach mindfulness and self-compassion while also helping you keep your edge. I also focus on undoing the damage that cultural messages and unrealistic demands placed on women have caused.
My Background and Approach
Clients report that the practical tools (like setting boundaries and prioritizing values over busy work) they learn in just a short time working with me are instrumental in giving them more freedom to pursue what’s important to them outside of work, like dating, improving family relationships, carving out time for a new hobby or self-care activity, and becoming a more engaged parent and partner. I’m trained in brief therapy and help clients make significant changes quickly. I believe life is too short to be stuck in therapy forever! I maintain a solution-focused mindset, helping you make small changes that lead to big transformations. I have experience working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, insomnia, trauma history, and problems around over/ under-eating and body image.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe each of us carries unique strengths, but stressors such as trauma, loss, changes in relationships, shifts in career, systemic injustices, and medical and mental health diagnoses can present new challenges. I have a keen eye for uncovering clients’ strengths and helping them harness them. Being outdoors highlights our resiliencies, too. That's why I take therapy on the trail! While I offer virtual sessions, I prefer getting clients outdoors. Being in nature is linked to lower levels of stress hormones, increased attentiveness, decreased rumination, and improvements in mood. It has personally helped me move through grief and anxiety, and I guide clients in using the outdoors strategically to get the best results. I'm committed to making the outdoors accessible to ALL, especially to those for whom the outdoor community has not historically been as welcoming to, like women, trans folx, and BIPOC. If you're interested in incorporating nature into your treatment, let me know!