About My Clients
You wonder: Wasn't I supposed to be happy by now? When did life get so tough? Traumatic events and PTSD make it hard to cope. There may be loss, and the heavy weight of grief. Or betrayal by a trusted one, perhaps a parent, friend, partner. The hurt and shame that often plague abuse survivors can last years beyond the traumatic events themselves. Relationships are a mess. Jobs fall through. Lack of understanding by those closest to you leaves you feeling truly alone.
My Background and Approach
The common lie my clients tell themselves is, “It’s not that bad, other people have it worse.” You’re not other people, and if your life is being impacted by heavy emotions you’re carrying, you’re allowed to get help. So many things can knock us off balance. Abuse by a trusted one. The numbing shock of PTSD and the aching isolation when no one knows what you’re really going through. Grief and loss. Betrayal from friends. Loss of a job you loved, or a life you were supposed to have. Trauma doesn’t look the same for every person. I help people break through the overwhelm. My approach focuses on your strengths and helps me understand your experience in the world.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I respect the journey you’ve traveled to get to my office - it’s probably been a hard road. I've had the privilege of volunteering with the Suicide Prevention Lifeline for 10 years, helping people find hope in their most difficult hours. I’ve also had the honor of working with children and adult survivors of human trafficking. ** This practice is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is a safe space for all people, all sexual orientations, and all gender identities. **