I believe that we all have the ability to get unstuck, change and grow, including myself, and the first step is willingness. I'm a big fan of metaphors in the therapy space, and a particular favorite is viewing therapy as if it were surf camp - a place where we learn to read the ocean and better ride the waves of our big emotions. As Jon Kabat-Zinn once said, "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." I am an ally for the queer community which means I support equal civil rights, gender equality, and LGBTQ social movements. I seek to challenge homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia in both my clinical world and in my personal life. I genuinely enjoy my time with my clients, but when I'm not in the office I love to cook, eat out, travel, Netflix binge, go to movies or the theatre, listen to loud or live music, read, take photos, golf (yes, I said golf), be near the water, and hang out with my family, our dog Sparky, and my friends.