About My Clients
I love serving all types of folks, I definitiely have a soft spot for my people in the queer/LGBTQIAA+/kink/sex work/poly community, as well as folks struggling with self harm and substance use. The people I serve are intersectional. They are providers, clients, survivors, instigators, hold privilege, resist oppression, live on both the margins and in the mainstream. We explore together to set goals and utilize inherent strengths to empower growth and navigate change.
My Background and Approach
I am a social worker by nature and a therapist by trade. Within my work in a variety of social services I found my passion for therapy. I have been working with youth, young adults, and families for 7 years. My areas of focus include LGBTQIAA+ issues, intersectional identities, intimate partner violence, processing trauma, substance use, and managing mood disorders. My practice is sex-positive, identity-affirming, and based in concepts of social justice. My approach to therapy is goal-oriented, strengths-based, and empowering. This means we'll keep focus on the things you are doing really well and expanding on them, as well as looking at ways change might be useful. This also means exploring your thoughts on areas for growth and working together to break down barriers and build the skills to reach your goals. I work to meet folks where they are, using a harm-reduction model to create a safe and judgment-free space.