I treat each person I see with utmost respect. I respect each person’s values and the journey that they are on. In therapy, I focus on building a safe space, with empathy and understanding, with supportiveness and encouragement, and without judgment or shame. This supportive environment helps people to do the hard work of going deep in oneself and learning new ways of being. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches and tailor therapy to each person’s and family’s particular needs and situation. I’ve spent 8 years working as a therapist in school settings and 7 years in a community mental health clinic, working with many children, teenagers, parents, and adults. I’ve also had the opportunity to supervise many therapists who were working towards getting licensed.