About My Clients
Life is full of messy tensions. People who are supposed to be the safest let us down. The things we know are good for us can be the most difficult to follow through. At one moment, we feel paralyzed by inaction, and in the next, we can be flooded by thoughts. Sorting through these tensions alone can be scary, frustrating, and exhausting. My goal to provide a non-judgmental and supportive environment to disentangle the complex narrative of your life and find your unique way of thriving.
My Background and Approach
While symptom reduction is a necessary part of the therapeutic process, understanding the root of our struggles can help us live a more fulfilling life. Self-exploration in therapy can help us develop a rich sense of self-understanding, confront our natural human limitations, and discover that we are more powerful than we ever imagined. I have been shaped by serving diverse populations across multiple settings ranging from downtown urban centers, immigrant communities, and suburban healthcare clinics. From my time working in primary care medical settings, I embrace the notion that living a full and flourishing life not only means healing from past wounds, but also taking preventative measures to build resilience and develop healthy rhythms of living. I have a particular passion for issues related to faith and spirituality including spiritual abuse, religious trauma, faith deconstruction, clergy care, and spiritual formation.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that each person deserves to have a full and abundant life, and sometimes life throws things at us that get in the way. Many of those things are beyond our control: the way we were born, systemic injustice, how other people perceive us. What is within our control is our choice to respond to adversity and how we treat our fellow human being.