About My Clients
My clients are women, families and children who experience anxiety, depression, PTSD grief & loss, addiction, sexual abuse, chronic pain & disability. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is proven to help people reprocess trauma, anxiety, depression and PTSD. I also use Narrative Therapy, which helps deconstruct your limiting beliefs about yourself. I use Art therapy with Adults and Children and Play and Art Therapy with Children. I am happy you found me! :)
My Background and Approach
"Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness." -Brené Brown Something that I have been known for is my courage to be vulnerable & authentic. I am always looking for ways to heal, grow & be a better person. This requires radical self acceptance. I am not afraid to do the deep work to help myself and others on their healing journey. Being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community has encouraged my passion with helping this community. I also enjoy working with BIPOC. I will always be open to learning in these diverse areas to help myself grow, but most important to help these communities feel safe, heard and held. I take a client centered approach and building trust with clients is one of the most important tasks. I use EMDR, Narrative Therapy, Art and Play Therapy and Mindfulness and Meditation in sessions. Sometimes just talking helps too! I would love to work with you!
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community has encouraged my passion with helping this community. I also enjoy working with BIPOC. Through the work of my MFT program and witnessing all the hate towards marginalized communities, a fire ignited in me. I knew what type of therapist I needed to be and who I wanted to serve. I am an anti-racist. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming. I am an ally. I am an advocate for diverse groups and communities. I may not get things right all the time, but I am willing to learn and do what I can to get better and improve the social justice and tolerance I love long walks on the beach ( seriously) looking for shells and any other ocean treasures. Nature is my place, and this is where I do my best thinking. I enjoy painting rocks for The Kindness Rocks Projects. I also paint shells. My Shih Tzu is 16 years and he is the best! I am active in the Alanon 12 Step Programs. I do offer a few sliding scale options, please contact me for more information.