About My Clients
I am a gender affirming, LGBTQIA+ friendly, poly friendly, diverse-ability affirming, sex positive, body positive, sex worker friendly, culturally inclusive therapist. I have enjoyed working with members of various populations, including LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities and/or chronic illness, unhoused people, and systems-involved people.
My Background and Approach
I enjoy assisting clients as they grow and learn, build new relational skills, work through various life challenges, and meet their own personal goals. My passion is to support clients to live a fulfilling life for themselves, knowing that this will look different from one individual to another. I work with many therapeutic modalities and frameworks, including Trauma-Informed Approach, Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT), Cultural Humility, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Recovery Model, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Strengths-Based Approach, and Mindfulness. I have experience in supporting clients through various life events including rebuilding one’s supports after a loss of previous supports, various stages of recovery from addiction, discovering and building on personal and cultural strengths, navigating challenging systems, and accessing additional resources.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe vulnerability is a strength, not a weakness. This includes crying from genuine emotion, regardless of gender, age, or any other identity. I believe developmental trauma is often, though not always, a root cause or contributor to depression and anxiety, and this can include historical trauma and generational trauma. I firmly believe Black Lives Matter, no human is illegal, water is life, and love makes a family. I believe all humans are of inherently equal value, but not everyone gets the same results or can access the same options in the systems in which we operate. I believe that being targeted for systemic oppression can amplify experiences of trauma, depression, and anxiety. I believe that intersectional oppression can amplify this more. I also believe that human strength, resilience, and our capacity to heal ourselves, each other, and our environment are among the most beautiful experiences in our lives, and I love working with these aspects of people.