About My Clients
Something does not feel right. You may be experiencing sadness, grief, or that your relationship with your body, work, or others is consuming your time and energy. Whatever you bring in, our priority is managing this pain and finding stability to make life more bearable. By approaching ourselves with curiosity and a willingness to explore and understand these patterns, beliefs, and experiences, we can arrive at lasting change rooted in an ability to interpret the world from this new vantage.
My Background and Approach
Mental health is a product of the whole self, extending beyond just mind and body to the creative, intuitive, and spiritual aspects of our being. Through dynamic exploration of these topics and movement toward deep self-understanding, I believe we can align with our most authentic selves. Working from a psychodynamic lens, I explore the present with particular attention to how our histories, relationships, and unconscious wishes and fears shape our world. I work with adult clients navigating life’s complexities, manifesting as depression, anxiety, disordered eating, relationship difficulties, and other challenges that may be harder to describe. My goal is that through this work and the collaborative development of the tools you need, you can find yourself in a space of increased peace, capacity, and potential.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that, at their core, people are good. I also believe it is imperative to acknowledge the evilness of the systems and structures people have created. These systems of oppression can not be left outside the counseling room and cannot be transformed by what happens inside of it. But we must press on, exploring their impacts, finding strategies for coping, at times challenging these systems, and at times creating necessary and restorative space to separate ourselves from the weight of these systems as needed. On an individual level, each of us has learned to survive and cope in ways ingenious to our own experiences. Even our most frightening, shameful, and self-defeating thoughts and behaviors are rooted in this process and deserve self-compassion. Our job is to change what we can and accept what we cannot.