My expertise comes from a combination of personal experience and education. My first Master's Degree in Fine Arts informed my personal, psychological search for my ever-changing identity and taught me how to embrace it. My second Master's in Expressive Arts Therapy and Mental Health Counseling helped me to put creativity in the context of a psychological practice. I don't always use the arts in my practice but it helps inform the way that I conceptualize the work I do with you.
I like to take the time to get to know who you are in order to tailor therapy to you specifically and I try to ask questions that will help you explore on your own. I approach the therapeutic process with a non-judgmental, trauma-informed perspective and often use interventions found in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Expressive Arts Therapy. I like to provide psychoeducation when necessary and I love discussing different philosophies.