About My Clients
I work mostly with folks who are ages 10-25 and in the thick of exploring how healing, growth, and self-discovery can lead them to live balanced and fulfilled lives. Together we can become more familiar with the complex parts of you that are still “in progress” and find hope that throughout life there are always opportunities to grow into yourself. If you are ready to ask some questions to learn more about yourself and who you want to be, I'd be honored to tag along.
My Background and Approach
Therapy is a place to explore new ways of relating that honor your deepest self. My hope is that in therapy you will find space to be brave and to be real about how you are affected by others, including how we will affect one another. During sessions with me, you can expect more than a listener, but someone who is an active companion to come alongside you in processing your life. As we explore your inner world with curiosity, we can identify which patterns in your life benefit you and which ones you might have grown out of that need tending to. Often as we try new ways of operating that honor your true experience, we can untangle parts of you that have been restrained and you can find new ease. My approach to therapy draws primarily from relational psychodynamics and object relations theories. These theories focus on our relationships as core parts of our lives and central in shaping who we are. I consider our relationship to be an essential tool in your journey towards change.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that growth is a lifelong journey. It takes courage to tolerate the discomfort that is needed in order to grow. In my experience, this is courage well placed. In recent years I have developed a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in my professional, personal, and spiritual life. I practice acknowledging how my identities as a white, straight, cis-gender woman have provided me social privileges and seek out ways to leverage these privileges to share mutual aid in my community. I am actively committed to racial justice and equity and work to be an ally to queer, trans, and nonbinary folks. I consider myself a lifelong learner in understanding lived experiences beyond my own and I have energy to discuss issues of difference and bias with my clients of all identities. As a mental health professional, I believe that committing to my own mental, physical, and spiritual wellness is how I can provide effective care to others.