About My Clients
I work with adult clients around issues of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, trauma, and sexual abuse. Additionally, after much personal experience, I have focused my academic career on studying the effects of and recovery from spiritual abuse within Christianity. Whatever brings you here, know that the decision to ask for help is one of the bravest and kindest things you can do for yourself.
My Background and Approach
As a therapist, I borrow from many modalities as I seek to discover the best fit for each client. My therapeutic approach is rooted in trauma-informed relational psychotherapy. This means that I am interested in the characters, key events, cultural systems, beliefs, and somatic experiences that have brought you to this work. Additionally, I find that an existential approach is helpful in better understanding the meaning you have made of your experiences and how we may explore more wholistic approaches to your narrative.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Clients who find themselves navigating disillusionment, anger, confusion and pain in connection with harmful experience in the context of church will find that I am deeply knowledgeable in the cultures, language and text of that world. Spiritual abuse includes categories that can become difficult for uninformed therapists to navigate and too often clients are left to chose between Christian counseling (which can introduce a conflict of interest and unnecessary triggers) or traditional approaches to therapy that leave the client feeling they must spend more time translating their story than telling it. For clients effected by spiritual abuse, I offer a unique opportunity to engage more holistically in the healing process.