About My Clients
I work with clients in exploring their inner worlds to facilitate new ways to engage with themselves and others. Therapy is a collaborative process where my role is to create space for you to show up as your fully human self, exactly as you are. Being seen, heard, and witnessed non-judgmentally by another person is one of the most powerfully healing experiences we can have. I have extensive experience working with trauma, adolescents, children, and adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.
My Background and Approach
I believe that humans have the innate propensity for growth, the proclivity towards healing, and the resilience to move through and overcome life’s challenges. You are the expert of your experience, and my role is to be a companion who walks alongside you while you reconnect with your innate strength and wisdom to navigate through your pain and find healing. As a systemically-oriented therapist, I believe that it is within relationship and connection to others and the world that we derive meaning, sense of worth and belonging, and identity. I work from a framework rooted in attachment, interpersonal neurobiology, intergenerational trauma, and family systems. I utilize many techniques including EMDR, sand tray, experiental and expressive art, emotionally focused therapy, and parts/inner child work with issues around relational conflict, life transitions, coparenting, divorce/separation, faith crisis/transitions, and navigating the impact of anxiety, depression, and trauma.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I do not adhere to traditional views of therapy that pathologizes and views the individual as "broken" and needing to be fixed. I practice from a place of radical acceptance, nurturance, self-compassion and understanding that views the individual as a part of a broken system who learned to cope to survive familial, societal, and cultural injustice. My practice is trauma informed, anti-racist, LGBTQIA+ affirming, anti-diet culture, and pro-disability justice. I am committed to continuously growing and learning as a therapist. Therapy provides us the opportunity to find healing and light even when it feels like you are stuck, hopeless, or overwhelmed by pain.