About My Clients
My focus lies in two areas, often with overlap between them. My passion is working with clients who have experienced trauma, both big or small events, and attachment wounds that can impact feelings of safety, competence and self worth. I also specialize in non-mononormative relationship dynamics including polyamory, open, ENM. Kink-aware, sex positive, non-shaming. I also serve the LGBTQIA+ community with the goal of providing a safe and welcoming place for clients to feel empowered.
My Background and Approach
I have worked in the mental health social work field for 22+ years and could not imagine doing anything else. I love my job and being able to be a part of people's journey as they move from a place of pain or confusion to growth and understanding of themselves and their relationships. After years in community mental health, I opened my own private practice 6 years ago and am grateful to be able to pursue my interests and specialize in training that I feel will best serve my clients. I have completed EMDR training through the EMDR International Association and find that EMDR is very effective in treating big T and little t trauma. I have pursued additional training focused on consensual non-monogamy and enjoy working with clients exploring or within the relationship structure. Kink friendly/affirming. Whether the entire reason you seek therapy is related to kink experience, or that it is in your background and you just want an versed provider, my aim is to create a welcoming space
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My goal as a therapist is to be as compassionate, non-judgmental, and accepting as possible. Change is scary and so is talking about our "stuff," so if you are seeking out something different to address the pain, you deserve recognition for being strong enough to seek out a professional. I use a combination of treatment models with emphasis on building tailored services and not try to put a person "in a box" of scripted therapy. You are unique and you have unique needs. In therapy my lens is to meet each person as the individual they are. We will approach the journey as a collaboration and tackle issues together. I provide active listening, compassionate support, enthusiasm and humor. I believe humor is so healing!