About My Clients
I specialize in supporting folks around concerns of gender and sexual identity development, intimacy, anxiety, depression, and grief. My work is organized around trauma. I see trauma in painful and self-shattering violence, and in the daily task of living under oppressive systems that seek to isolate and dehumanize us. I understand that there are many paths to healing, and I look forward to supporting you in yours.
My Background and Approach
We, as humans, hold a lot: our bodies, our emotions, our perceptions, our histories. I don’t believe we have to do this alone, and my intent as a therapist is to join you in the work of living your life. I begin with an effort to understand how you experience yourself, your relationships, your communities, and the systems which impact them. I then follow your lead as we navigate changes you may want to make or are facing. You already have what you need to grow. Through the therapeutic process, we can work together to create a space where that growth feels possible. I have led in the fields of intimate partner and sexual violence for 7+ years, I hold a Master's in Social Work from the University of Chicago, and I completed a Post-Graduate Therapy Fellowship with Live Oak, an LGBTQ+ affirming private practice. I am participating in the intermediate year of Somatic Experiencing training.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe the cultivation of self-awareness and self-compassion leads to change. In my personal life, I aim to know myself intimately and accept myself unconditionally, and these aspirations guide me in my role as therapist, witness, and fellow traveler. I experience the joy and wonder of the therapeutic relationship when I offer my full self in connection with yours. Given time and the development of trust, therapy can be a playful and creative space that allows you to discover your inner truths with more curiosity than fear.