About My Clients
I welcome clients from all backgrounds and affectional orientations with an open mind, a compassionate heart and a desire to help them live a fulfilling life. I am kink-friendly and an LGTQIA+ ally. I accept you as you are and my #1 goal is to help you be the best you that you can be. For those of you who have had negative experiences with previous therapists, I take the time to ask you about those experiences to better understand how to make the therapeutic process work for you.
My Background and Approach
I specialize in assisting clients with relationship issues, effects of negative childhood experiences, codependency, toxic masculinity, sex/sexuality, gender fluidity, relationship challenges, LGBTQIA and kink-oriented concerns. I am focused on supporting my clients with empathy, understanding, sincerity, honesty, a splash of humor and having a nonjudgmental stance. To help my clients work through their struggles and make the changes they wish to make, I utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach drawing from many different therapies including humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, Gottman and emotionally focused therapy. I bring an easy and relaxed approach to counseling sessions. I bring my authentic, funny, flawed, curious and compassionate self to my work with clients. I invite you to bring your authentic and vulnerable self.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe strongly that each of us is an expert in our own lives. We may not always know which way to go to work through our struggles but we know who we are and we know how our struggles impact us. I know that I do not have all the answers but together, we can find a path that best suits you. Judgment, shame, regret, and fear often keep us from finding a path towards hope and the changes we want to see in our lives. I am focused on helping to remove the judgment, transforming shame into personal growth, and overcoming the fear that binds people to an unhappy life. There's nothing I love more than seeing a client living their best life and experiencing happiness they once felt would never appear. I also believe that each of us is worthy of love, respect, belonging, and compassion. These beliefs extend far beyond my office and I am diligent about standing up for the rights of others who have had their voices silenced, rights diminished and feelings minimized.