My approach to therapy is to treat every client as the expert on their own life and experiences. You will always know more about what has happened and how you think and feel about it than I ever will. Using you understanding and knowledge as a guide, we work collaboratively to discuss what things in your life you would like to change and develop strength-based strategies to do so. This is all done within a safe, therapeutic space so you may feel open to discussing your concerns and needs. I spend a lot of time validating my client's experiences as they have often been made to feel bad or guilty for things that happened to them. Validation and empowerment are a huge part of my therapy approach because so often, people who are suffering from guilt and low self-esteem have experienced some kind of psychological abuse, neglect, or manipulation. I'm all about personal accountability so you can take responsibility for things within your control in my therapy room but not things that are not!
I identify as spiritual and non-religious and encourage my clients to engage in spiritual and religious behaviors if and when they find them helpful and supportive. I am a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and believe love is love regardless of what form it may take. I am an intersectional feminist and see this identity as something that is always in progress as I learn more about different communities, cultures, identities, the difficulties they face, and how I can hold space and be an advocate. I am passionate about social justice and find it to be a large part of my therapy work as well. I am a sex-positive therapist, kink and polyam allied, and believe in sex worker's rights. I have spent time volunteering with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the past due to my own identity as a survivor of suicide. I believe that all people can change and make positive changes in their own lives, regardless of what has happened before. And I believe I can help you.