About My Clients
Clients come to therapy with pain, uncertainty, and big questions. I take a relational, existential, liberationist, and somatic approach to co-creating a relationship that can hold you as you explore yourself and your emotions, heal your trauma, and develop more fulfilling relationships. I work with men, queer and trans folks, and chronically ill/disabled folks on emotional literacy, developing insight and self-compassion, integrating parts of self, and finding empowerment in living your story.
My Background and Approach
NOTE: I am private pay; I do not accept insurance. My approach to this work is existential, liberationist, and internal family systems informed. Liberationist therapy starts with knowing that much of your trauma stems from systemic oppression. Together we will explore how ableism, white supremacy, trans hostility, the patriarchy, and the many other forms of discrimination affect your wellness and how you can thrive in this harmful society. Working from an existential perspective involves attending to identity, agency, meaning-making, fulfillment, and suffering. The more you are connected to your whole self, the more you can connect to others in healthy ways. When you start to create your own meaning, you can find empowerment in living your story. IFS therapy welcomes all of you into the room. We have internal conflicts, coping strategies we’ve outgrown, deep hurts we’re carrying, strengths we haven't yet tapped. IFS offers a path to befriending and healing all of yourself.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I am a white, invisibly disabled, queer, trans man. I'm committed to liberation for LGBTQ+, BIPOC, disabled, and all other marginalized people. I am aligned with the fat acceptance movement. I believe in environmental justice and taking down capitalism. My therapeutic work is grounded in social justice and a trauma-informed perspective. I believe that our bodily experience is as important as our psychological one and so bring somatic elements into my sessions. I am also aligned with kink and polyamory and firmly believe that everyone has a right to do what they choose with their own bodies. I bring a neurodiversity perspective to understanding your mental health challenges: I honor the way you in particular function and what your needs are rather than seeking to help you change your behavior to fit social parameters. I operate from a cultural humility when working with people of different racial, ethnic, or cultural backgrounds.