I identify as a primarily Gestalt therapist, which means I focus on not just who you are and what you do, but how your emotions and thoughts interact with your decisions, actions, and behaviors. This information helps you develop much stronger feelings of control, competence, and calm.
My experiences as a counselor have been broad. I have worked in counseling agencies, psychiatric crisis centers, hospitals, universities, and schools. I have provided counseling to clients from many backgrounds, of many ethnicities, and across the gender and orientation spectrum. I have taught parenting classes, led support groups, and created boundary and social skills classes.
I exclusively offer telehealth while I am pursuing a PhD in Counseling Education through George Washington University in Washington, DC.
I own the privilege I have as a white, cisgendered person. I also experience life as a queer woman with a chronic disability.
I strongly uphold the values of social justice. I am an ally, and have created a therapeutic environment and practice that is open, welcoming, accepting, and nonjudgemental. I have extensive experience working with people experiencing disability, with the LGBTQ community, with BIPOC, and with people experiencing homelessness, and consider advocating for these communities to be an ethical mandate.
Human rights, social justice and mental health are intimately connected. In my PhD program, I focus my work on intergenerational trauma and social justice. Living in Washington, DC, I feel privileged to be able to advocate on a national stage. Movements to which I donate time and resources include: Black Lives Matter, disability rights, LGBTQ rights, reproductive rights, women's rights, justice system reform, universal healthcare, and Housing First, among others.