Licensed Professional Counselor
I'm a radical, relational therapist that offers counseling for personal growth and healing.
2325 E Burnside
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2012
I primarily work with the LGBTQ+ community, highly sensitive people, women and femmes, and teens. I bring my genuine presence, empathy, humor, and a social justice lens to my sessions with clients.
I believe deeply in the power of human connection and how it shapes us. Our earliest significant relationships heavily influence how we learn to see ourselves and relate to others and the world. These dynamics evolve over our adult lives. It can be tremendously helpful to look at these histories and patterns to learn about ourselves and make change from a deeper place of self-understanding.
When we reflect on our feelings and experiences, it is important to acknowledge the various systemic and societal influences at play. Over our lifetime, we naturally internalize messages from our culture that ultimately inform our beliefs about ourselves in the world. Feminist therapy focuses on understanding this in order to help us move beyond limiting beliefs and live a truly authentic life.
Many of us are on an ongoing journey to understand our life's meaning and purpose. We are all longing to feel a sense of self-worth/uniqueness, as well as a sense of belonging/connectedness in the world as we grow and change. With the right support and self-awareness, I believe we all have the capacity to live and expansive, meaningful life.
I have been extensively trained in issues around adolescent mental health through my academic and professional background. I support teens in developing a healthy values system and sense of self as they navigate their transition to adulthood. Working with teens is unique, delicate, and extremely rewarding, as their growth and change seems to be accelerated and magnified in this stage of life.
With a strong background in social justice and a personal connection to the LGBTQ community, I am dedicated to working with issues around LGBTQ identity development and navigating relationships and the world within this context. I am trans and non-binary affirming and dedicated to staying informed on the needs and struggles of the entire queer community.
Attachment, intimacy, and connection are basic human needs that we all struggle to find and maintain in fulfilling ways. I support my clients in staying connected to their authentic self, while also cultivating an ability to connect and relate to others with more ease, whether it is with partners, family, friends, colleagues, or others.
Grief/loss is a particularly special and delicate piece of the human experience and our understanding of mental health, as the process of grief/loss is universal, yet distinctly unique to each individual's felt experience. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. We all need space to allow grief to unfold in order to heal. We can discover your own unique, healthy and honest grieving process.
Anxiety is often a result of a lack of personal 'integration.' Each of us is made up of many parts, emotions and thoughts, and these can become overwhelming, confusing, and conflicting. In therapy we work to make sense of the roots of your anxiety, as you learn to tolerate, manage, and alleviate some of that discomfort through finding a real sense of wholeness and clarity within your true self.
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