About My Clients
If you’ve lived even just a part of your life with chronic pain, you know what it means to feel completely stuck, dealing with the anxiety of having to push through your day, and being told to just deal with it. Regular routines can feel difficult or impossible, and life often feels isolating and overwhelming, leaving you feeling drained and like you have no control over what’s happening. But what if it didn’t have to be that way?
My Background and Approach
While I’ve got all the necessary letters after my name, degrees on my wall, and training in different therapy approaches - those aren’t the most important things about my background. This is - I also live with chronic pain. As a therapist living with chronic pain, I’ve lived through similar experiences and challenges that you’re facing right now. From learning how to navigate the medical system, advocate for my needs, figure out how to participate in social settings in a way I felt comfortable with, and live life on my own terms, I’ve personally experienced what it both means and feels like to live life well, in spite of chronic pain or anxiety. By combining my personal and professional experiences and training, I’ve seen over and over how powerful it can be to approach life with curiosity and compassion for ourselves, not just as patients, but as whole human beings. My entire approach begins and ends with curiosity, because it is the most important part of living life your own way.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe you deserve peace, and to live life joyfully. To discover those things, my role is to provide you with a supportive, safe environment in which you can feel heard, be fully seen without any judgment, and have your needs taken seriously. I know what it’s been like for me to experience having a strong support system, and it’s important to me to be a part of that for other people. When you’re able to experience support and have people truly partner with you as you explore with curiosity what a meaningful life can look like while living with chronic pain, disability, and/or anxiety, it’s an incredibly empowering experience. When we work together, we’ll collaborate, we’ll challenge perspectives and old beliefs, we’ll ask lots of questions, and practice different skills while learning new tools to help overcome challenges and different kinds of stresses. You deserve to be empowered, find freedom, and to have ownership over your life.