My approach to therapy is informed by my work with clients recovering from trauma, grief and loss, and substance abuse, as well as my background as a massage therapist, and my own experiences with therapy and healing in my struggles with mental health, neurodivergence, life transitions, and grief. Helping you create a foundation of self-acceptance from which to grow and adapt in more positive, life-affirming ways is my passion. I believe you are the expert on your life and our work together will be collaborative and tailored to your needs. My approach is client-centered and strengths-based. I draw from depth psychotherapy, DBT, ACT, mindfulness and somatic practices in order to get to the root of your issues while equipping you with practical tools for everyday life. I bring my whole authentic self to each session and that means showing up as a real person and not a "clinician," dropping the occasional f-bomb, and using humor when appropriate.