About My Clients
My clients often experience anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, or insecurity. These issues often stem from traumas of loss, missed opportunities, burnout, or change. They often feel like they are problematic, unimportant, or overworked. They need a space where they can be accepted and supported while they figure out how to feel comfortable in their own skin and confident in managing the world around them. Therapy is about more than just feeling better--it's about getting the most out of life.
My Background and Approach
My career has taught me the importance of authenticity, intuition, humor, and compassion as necessary for connection and change. Our work must always be collaborative and founded on earned trust. And, more than anything, your therapy must be applicable and useful in your daily life. This means understanding you as a complete person and pursuing goals you can and want to achieve. My early training focused on a psychodynamic approach to understanding relationships and behavior. For nearly 15 years, I have also practiced trauma-informed and mindfulness-based therapies that can alleviate a wide range of distress and dysfunction. This means I am equipped to help you explore and understand how your past has impacted your current experiences, without requiring that your past is "undone" or "resolved" in order to change and move forward. I can help you gain insight and acceptance about your experiences while empowering you to better manage or overcome current and anticipated challenges.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My perpetual assumption is that, while I am a mental health expert, I can never be an expert or an authority on your life. My job is to understand you, help you connect to your values, and to support you with unconditional respect, empathy, good humor, and accountability. In order to do this, we have to acknowledge and honor your identities and worldviews. I believe that we are more capable of change and growth than we give ourselves credit for, often because we get used to relying only on a few of our strengths and discarding our other attributes as weaknesses or liabilities. I also believe that connection and interdependence are fundamental to human nature and getting the most out of life. Therapy is about more than healing or recovering–it’s also about connecting to the things most worth living for. My practice welcomes and affirms members of the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, as well as any other groups who struggle for the support, acceptance, and recognition they deserve.