About My Clients
I love working with folks from all walks of life on a variety of issues, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, and issues related to the LGBTQIA community. As a person diagnosed with ADHD, I have developed effective and insightful ways of helping ADHD clients harness their unique strengths. I also love to work with my fellow members of the queer community. I am currently offering both in-person and online sessions.
My Background and Approach
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Minnesota, Morris, and a Master of Science in Social Work with a specialization in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville. I also hold a Master of Arts in Education from my previous work on college campuses. I take a collaborative, strengths-focused, and non-pathologizing approach to working with clients. In other words, I believe my job is not to show you how to “fix” yourself, but how to unlock and rediscover the skills and strengths you’ve always had. I have seen in my previous work with clients that earning trust, having empathy, and showing unconditional support are the ingredients for a strong therapeutic relationship and successful therapy.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe therapy should be accessible and welcoming to everyone, and that therapy should incorporate and acknowledge your experiences around race, gender identity, sexuality, and income level. I believe that most of our "diagnoses" or "unhealthy behaviors" are a part of us just trying to do its best to help us out. I believe it is never too late to grow, learn something new, experience things differently, or view yourself through a new lens.