If you decide to work with me, we'll examine parts of your past, challenges in the present, and hopes for the future while honoring your intersecting identities and natural strengths. I'll hold space for you to cry, vent, make jokes, swear, whatever you need — while helping you deconstruct unhelpful patterns, adjust unrealistic expectations, set healthier boundaries, heal past wounds, and embrace your most authentic self. My approach is modern and eclectic, integrating EMDR, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and narrative techniques with psychodynamic, feminist, existential, and humanistic theories. This means I draw from multiple modalities to personalize your care based on your needs. Through both research-based techniques and being a real + approachable human, my goal is to help you find clarity and healing while creating meaningful and sustainable change.
As a recovering perfectionist and people-pleaser myself, I know how challenging it can be to prioritize your own needs, to live in fear that making the wrong move will lead to some kind of consequence: abandonment, hardship, judgment, failure. If you find yourself struggling to carry the weight of these expectations, you’re in the right place. My work with clients is informed by own core values: authenticity, integrity, exploration, connection, intersectionality, and growth. With these guiding principles — alongside humor and a laid-back, conversational style — I'll help you work toward finding balance between acceptance of yourself as you are while courageously challenging and changing unhealthy patterns that prevent you from living the life you want.