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Curious. Playful. Grounded. 

How we understand and integrate our stories, identities, relationships, and experiences deeply influences our emotional well-being. With this in mind, therapy with me is largely about learning how to deeply listen to the particularities of your story and the meaning making you engage in the past and present. I also take a holistic, somatic approach to healing, valuing the integration of mind, body, spirit and emotions in the therapeutic process. My role is to witness and enter into this process with you, a guide into the unknown through embodied exploration, conversation, and play.

I primarily work with LGBTQ+ adolescents and adults as well as parents of LGBTQ+ children and adults in individual therapy. Some themes that I am passionate about are:

  • Identity exploration and integration: who I am in relation to myself, others, the world​?​

  • Gender and sexuality exploration

  • Gender transitioning

  • Sex and intimacy

  • Exploring different parts of self

  • Life phase transitioning

  • Communication styles

  • Relationship patterns

  • Relationship beginnings and endings

  • Trauma processing

  • Depression and sadness

  • Anxiety or worry

  • Grief and loss

  • Addiction

  • Relationship to food and body

HOW IT WORKS

I utilize an eclectic, client-led, heart-centered approach to therapy. When working with me, you can expect that I will bring compassion, curiosity, playfulness, humor, and a grounded presence. We may incorporate talking, breathing, mindfulness practices, imaginative exercises, play, art, or journaling. There may also be periods of silence in our sessions; I welcome this as silence is often a generative space in which you and I can reflect, process, breathe, and notice our bodies. 

The foundation of my training and therapeutic orientation is relational psychodynamic psychotherapy, which places relationality and co-creation at the center of our work together. With this, I invite you to bring your questions, concerns or frustrations, either with me specifically or the process of therapy in general. Additionally, it can be important to spend time tending to our relationship and dynamics, addressing any conflict, tension, or patterns that you or I may be noticing. Looking at our relationship is an oftentimes critical part of therapy, both so that this may be a fruitful space for therapeutic work and because what occurs in the relationships in our lives is often played out within the therapeutic relationship. Thus, in tending to what is happening between us, we may simultaneously create a space in which you feel safe and explore patterns that may be impacting the relationships in your life.

My hope is that you may leave therapy feeling empowered to design your life. We each have within us a deeply rooted wisdom that helps us survive and grow, but we are often taught to silence it. Through self-discovery, we may begin to pay attention to, and rely on, the things we already know deep within ourselves. This will lead to a deeper sense of self and identity, a deeper understanding of values, and greater clarity around life goals, priorities and beliefs.

Currently Accepting Waitlist Clients Only