As a therapist, my goal is to promote insight and empowerment in your life by adopting a shared compassionate and curious lens.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in South Pasadena, CA
Supervised by Noelle Wittliff LMFT MFC46396
The root of anxiety is quite often the unending feeling of not being safe. This may come from a childhood which required you to be hyperaware of those around you. It might come from living in a world which constantly threatens your physical and mental safety due to your racial, gender, or sexual identity. In therapy we can work together to understand how your mind and body hold that anxiety and develop ways of creating safety within oneself.
Personal growth is the human condition. We are constantly evolving and changing, and as we do we often encounter obstacles to that movement. Dismantling these obstacles often means learning from them and integrating that insight into our growing selves. Therapy offers the space to investigate these challenges and develop new ways to grow past them or with them.
Affirmative psychotherapy considers how the effect of growing up and living in the world as an LGBTQIA person affects one’s emotional and psychological development, and brings that understanding into the therapeutic work. I believe that one's LGBTQIA identity can be a gift and a privilege as much as it may have resulted in challenges in a person's life. An affirmative stance is an active stance, one that involves explicit inclusivity, and seeks out ongoing education, training, and awareness.
Feminist therapy centers transparency, accountability, cultural humility, and strives to create an egalitarian environment. Feminist therapy understands that the personal is political, and prioritizes the perspective of the client.
Psychodynamic therapy seeks to uncover and understand the unconscious processes that drive our patterns and behaviors. Relational psychotherapy utilizes the therapeutic relationship to put new insight into practice.