About My Clients
Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps you know you need to make changes in your life but feel overwhelmed and don't know where to begin? I believe that you are the expert on your own life, and I'd like to partner with you in tapping into your unique strengths to help you move in the direction you want. I enjoy working with a diverse population of Californians in my 100% online private practice.
My Background and Approach
I believe effective counseling is about human connection and finding a safe environment to explore yourself, and this is what I strive for in my practice. I take my clients' mental health and other issues very seriously, but I also use humor in my approach and firmly believe in the healing powers of laughter! Once we get to know each other a little bit, we will work collaboratively to determine what issues are bothering you most and make a plan to address them and work towards solutions. I am formally trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy and tend to approach things from a Humanistic and Feminist Theory lens. I am eclectic in that I tend to teach skills and use interventions from a variety of theoretical orientations, based on individual need. My goal will always be for you to have a safe space to process, learn to look at problems in new ways, and learn concrete skills for coping with future stressors.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that we cannot ignore disempowering and harmful societal, cultural and political forces when treating mental health issues. The personal is political, and there is a great deal of social context behind each of our individual struggles that may bring us to therapy. As a queer counselor, I know how important it is to access culturally-competent and affirming care. I believe in making therapy accessible, so sliding scale rates are available for clients with financial need.