About My Clients
I specialize in working with people from marginalized populations who have struggled to accept themselves and be accepted by others. I work from a sex positive perspective and with a Healthy at Every Size philosophy. I have experience with people who identify as LGBTQ+, non-gender conforming, non-monogamous, polyamorous, kinky, and those who live with chronic disability or illness. I specialize in working with adolescents, and adults, as well as people going through life transitions.
My Background and Approach
To tailor your therapy, during your initial session we will talk about your goals, the likely duration of your therapy and the approaches I believe might be most useful. I pull from different theories and methods based on what is needed, and what we discover works well for you. These techniques include: acceptance and commitment therapy affirmative therapy cognitive behavioral therapy dialectical behavioral therapy evidence-based therapies motivational interviewing narrative therapy person-centered therapy solution focused brief therapy
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My goal is to give back to the community. I feel that the best way I can help the world is to help one person at a time through counseling. It is important to me that you feel accepted as you are and who you are. By learning to accept ourselves and grow to become the person we want to be we will be able to lead happier more fulfilling lives. I am an active member of the LGBTQ+ community with experience in polyamorous relationships and the kink community. I worked in higher education for 20+ years so I am well versed in the challenges and transitions of late adolescent and young adulthood. I live with multiple disabilities and bring an understanding of living with limitations to my work.