About My Clients
My clients often come in with concerns about anxiety or sadness. They might feel irritable, on edge, as if their emotions are a roller coaster, or just "too much." They might struggle to feel a sense of belonging, exhausted from the effort of simply existing. My clients are eager to explore their experiences and emotions, to deepen self-awareness and move towards self-acceptance.
My Background and Approach
My style is open, authentic, non-judgmental, curious, and compassionate. All of your parts are welcome in the therapeutic space, and I will work to create a sense of safety there. I wholeheartedly believe that my clients are the experts in their experiences and have the innate ability to move towards healing and growth. I will join with you to tell and rewrite your story, identify effective methods of coping, deepen self-understanding and acceptance, and unearth your own inherent strengths. I use techniques based in Psychodynamic, Relational, Person-Centered, Dialectical Behavior, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy. Because emotions and trauma are stored in the body, some clients also find it helpful to incorporate somatic and mindfulness-based exercises in session. Every person is unique, so we will find what works for you! I am also trained in affirming autism and adhd evaluations.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I am a member of the queer and neurodivergent community, and am actively anti-racist. I am committed to practicing from a place of cultural humility and providing affirming therapy. I became a social worker because I believe health and social justice go hand in hand. I view therapy through this intersectional lens and emphasize the environmental factors and systems that cause individual, collective, and intergenerational stress and trauma. I strive to create a safe, compassionate, judgment-free space. I am committed to serving the 2SLGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, and strive to ensure that every individual who enters the space feels safe, affirmed, and respected.