About My Clients
Are you exploring your sexuality or gender and need support? Are you healing from sexual assault or intimate partner violence and don't know how to talk about it? Are you in the kink and/or poly community and need nonjudgmental support? I get it. It can be scary to look for a therapist when your experiences are outside "the norm." I empower my clients to become more self-aware and to better understand and process their unique experiences in a collaborative, self-affirming environment.
My Background and Approach
I approach therapy by helping to create a collaborative therapeutic relationship in which my clients can feel assured of their emotional and personal safety. I do not believe in the therapist as an expert who guides the client through therapy; rather, I believe that the client is the expert in their own experience and that my role is one of facilitating personal growth and discovery by creating a nonjudgmental environment in which clients are able to delve fully into any issues at hand. I have attended may trainings outside of my degree such as Rape Crisis Counselor training, Psychedelic Integration, Gender Affirming Care, and Gottman Level 1. I'm always studying and growing my toolbox. The end goal is to help my clients to become more self-aware, self-actualized individuals with the tools to navigate hardships and forge truer stronger connections.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My therapeutic practice emphasizes support for traditionally disenfranchised communities and recognizes the unique challenges experienced by diverse peoples. I believe that one of the foundational components to all human experience is the societal oppression all around us, and as such, I focus on integrating anti-oppression and social justice concepts into my client relationships so that I may understand my clients' unique challenges and experiences. I enjoy interacting with my clients non-judgmentally and from a place of warmth, kindness, openness, and authenticity. In so doing, I hope to help my clients connect with their own ability to self-actualize as the authors of their own stories.