About My Clients
Do you ever do or say things you wish you didn't, or feel sad or anxious without necessarily knowing why? Maybe you're really hard on yourself or others and want to stop, but can't. Maybe something happened that has disrupted your ability to function. Maybe the pain and confusion of world events or society in general has impacted your ability to move forward in life. Maybe you're unsure of who you really are, and you want the tools to figure it out. You're not alone, and you're welcome here.
My Background and Approach
I am an Internal Family Systems (IFS) informed psychodynamic therapist. That means that I am guided by the therapeutic relationship itself, and I trust that there is an innate healing force within each of us that emerges naturally as each part is fully heard and understood. My master’s thesis focused on the unconscious impact of cultural norms on sexuality and identity, which is a passion of mine. I also completed 50+ hours of training in Internal Family Systems and 30+ hours in Somatic therapies. Sessions are a combination of deep listening on my part, examining and gaining insight into your story together, and skill building based on your needs. Together we build upon relationship skills, self compassion, and the ability to stay grounded in the present. We keep a keen eye on how beliefs formed in the past impact today. I’m grateful for each and every person that joins me in session. It takes courage to look at ourselves and seek help.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I am honored to be in this profession and look forward to meeting you. For me, this work is soul work. Not just for my clients, but for me. There is something in each of us that is reflected universally, and I am connected to that through our work together. I strive toward dismantling structures and systems of oppression, specifically white supremacy and bigotry. I continuously work to expand my cultural competencies and aspire to humility whenever possible. I continuously circle back to the work I companion clients through, including how identity and beliefs are shaped in relation to the familiar, political, cultural, and spiritual environments we have been exposed to. I have previous lives in tech and political advocacy work, as well as world travel, living on a boat, and oil painting. I’m a year-round open water swimmer. I enjoy dance, sweaty exercise, treasure hunting in thrift stores, spicy hot chocolate, and reading.