About My Clients
I work with pre-adolescents, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, loss, and interpersonal conflict. They are often exploring questions related to one or more of the following: a life transition, gender identity, neurodiversity, and immigration/acculturation stress.
My Background and Approach
I am a collaborative, strengths-based therapist who brings warmth, curiosity, and a systems approach to my work. My background is in serving multi-stressed families in elementary and middle schools and a community mental health clinic. I strongly believe that our wellbeing depends not only on our biology and psychology but also on our interactions with social systems. I am passionate about helping people to find relief from the stress of navigating unsupportive systems and find joy in living as their authentic selves. I listen carefully to learn who you are and collaborate with you on a care plan based on your goals, strengths, and interests. With this as our guide, I offer you skills, ideas, and a supportive space to process past experiences, build supportive relationships, and thrive.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Therapy works when clients feel fully seen and heard and have open communication with their therapist. I strive to create a welcoming, affirming space where all clients feel safe to share what is most important to them. To this end, I engage in ongoing learning and reflection about my practice and check in frequently with clients about how they feel their therapy is going. I work continuously to expand my awareness of how identities where I hold privilege as a white, cis-female therapist may affect my clients’ experience of therapy. I am deeply invested in empowering my clients on their path to healing.