About My Clients
My services are for folks of any gender who are curious to explore their relationship and/or family dynamics. I am especially eager to work with individuals who are curious about what they may perceive as chronic relational challenges. Using a trauma and attachment informed lens, we will explore how our early attachment experiences with caregivers shape the interpersonal habits and behaviors we can carry throughout the lifespan.
My Background and Approach
My current practice focus is multigenerational practice; specifically centered on relational challenges, depression, and anxiety. I provide LGBTQIA+ mental health therapy, gender-affirming mental health therapy, and I work with people processing ecological grief and distress as well as those engaged in anti-racism work. I work with all genders. I received my BA in Human Services from University of Central Oklahoma and completed my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in the health and mental health, from the University of Washington. My professional background includes psychiatric social work, partial hospitalization program therapist, performing suicide risk assessments, behavioral health assessments, gender-affirming care management, medical social-work, mental health case management, agency affiliated counseling, mobile crisis response counselor, positive youth development program management, alternative and outdoor education, and homelessness case management.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I center intersectionality in my practice. We might explore are how ageism, racism, sexism, ableism, classism etc., interact and intersect to influence our lived experiences. These questions can be applied to our work environments within systems, our immediate family and friends, and social networks. I'll also aim for anti-oppressive and liberatory practices, leaning heavily on critical race theory, queer theory, and feminist theory. I am a sex positive and body positive therapist. I am also affirming of queer and kink relationship structures and family making. I strive to be an anti-racist therapist and I weave this lens throughout my practice. Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize winning novelist, called racism “a profound neurosis that nobody examines for what it is.” I would love to support any white people who are already engaged in anti-racist organizing, or who are curious about deconstructing the impact of white-body supremacy, externalized and internalized racism.