About My Clients
You feel anxious and it's hard to shut your brain off. People tell you to relax, but it's not that easy for you. You've worked hard to get where you are, but it's hard to sit back and enjoy it. Your standards for yourself feel too high, and you question how long you can keep this up. You tend to doubt yourself and your abilities and look to other people to reassure you. It's hard to take up space, feel confident, and speak your truth. A better way forward is possible in therapy.
My Background and Approach
Part of what is so healing in treatment is the opportunity to build a restorative relationship with someone. I take the treatment relationship very seriously, and value your feedback and your feelings in our work together. In therapy, you'll be able to talk about your specific needs, and unpack belief systems and stories you learned in your family of origin that may not be serving you anymore. We will do the hard work of unpacking emotion, sitting with discomfort, and learning and practicing new skills to disrupt old patterns of behavior. Part of treatment involves recognizing that strategies that kept you safe and comfortable in the past may not be serving you now. I believe that building self-compassion and learning to identify and honor your own needs and values is critical in our work together. I use evidence-based treatment strategies that are tailored to your specific needs and short and long-term goals for therapy.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and change. I believe that therapy is political, and your political beliefs and personal beliefs are a part of our therapeutic work together. Political climate and systems of oppression impact mental health and our lived experiences. Being able to have a space to discuss this and how it impacts mental health is tremendously important. I recognize that I occupy a space of privilege, and am happy to talk about how this informs our work together and our relationship.