About My Clients
My clients tend to be sensitive insightful people who come from backgrounds where they were not always appreciated for who they are and were sometimes blamed for the problems their families were experiencing. These people are masters of self-attack! People who are more comfortable blaming themselves when things go wrong rather than holding other people accountable. My clients are people who do very well when supported to identify all systems of oppression and to work toward their own freedom.
My Background and Approach
I bring a unique perspective as an artist and social worker whose training began in New York City and continued here on the west coast. My creative history makes my approach different from other therapists. There is a lot of laughing and crying as we explore the complexities that impact your functioning in the here and now. I welcome the opportunity to learn about your life and work together on how to make it more gratifying for you.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe psychotherapy can enhance every life. I don't think we will get too dependent if we talk to someone regularly about our inner lives. In fact, I think you have to be really brave to do this work because it's about approaching problems and painful material instead of avoiding them like most of us were taught to do. I believe that intersecting systems of oppression have a concrete and destructive impact on people. I believe we all have a right to explore all of our thoughts and feelings in order to learn and grow.