Beginning therapy and taking the chance to trust someone new is an act of great courage. You may find yourself seeking therapy because you’ve noticed that the strategies that you learned in the past to protect yourself from pain are causing pain in your current life and relationships. I approach therapy with a deep respect for your own perspectives, survival strategies, and desires. My hope for clients is that you leave our work with a more nuanced self-understanding and an ability to experience a fuller range of emotions, from joy and love to anger and sorrow.
I work primarily from a psychodynamic perspective, which means we will work together to explore the ways emotional experiences of the past affect your life and relationships today, and collaborate to create new possibilities for the future. You can expect me to join our relationship with curiosity, kindness, and at times a new or challenging perspective. I also use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and other modalities depending on specific client hopes and concerns.
I particularly enjoy working with queer, trans, and questioning clients and their loved ones, individuals with anxiety, and young adults with difficulties in familial, friendship, romantic or sexual relationships.