Licensed Professional Counselor
I'm a licensed therapist specializing in PTSD, LGBTQIA+, Integrative Co-Facilitated Couples Counseling and Reproductive Trauma.
3419 Northeast Sandy Boulevard
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2008
My clients are people who have decided that they want to feel different, that the way their lives are currently operating isn't how they want it to be. This might be due to unhealed trauma, shame, anxiety, depression or anything that makes us not feel okay. The way we cope with difficult things as we grow up works, for a given value of "work"; but eventually the costs of those coping strategies begin to outweigh the benefits and they stop working. That's when folks come to therapy.
As a survivor myself, I've spent a lifetime studying the effects of trauma on the body and the brain. I specialize in helping people understand the ways trauma impacts their lives, their relationships and their futures. Using somatic mindfulness, psychoeducation and empathetic support I teach people how to work with, rather than against, their trauma affected brains and find true safety and happiness.
Our sexuality and gender can be the source of our greatest joy and our greatest pain. I want to help people accept themselves, find connection with supportive community and celebrate the magic of queerness in all its gorgeous forms.
Infertility and pregnancy loss are just two of many reproductive experiences that don’t follow the socially supported narrative. For folks not represented in that narrative the pain is isolating and demoralizing. The het/cis-normative imperative that says our bodies don’t matter unless we reproduce, in biologically prescribed gender-role-confirming ways, reduces our value to lines on a pregnancy test. I work to provide the help I needed and couldn't find when I was going through it myself.
I’m privileged to collaborate with my friend and colleague, therapist and author Dr. Kerry Cohen. We use an integrative model which allows us to reach deep into conflict and harmful patterns. Each of us works individually with one member of the couple, delving into dynamics that affect how we communicate, perceive each other and interpret conflict. Kerry and I work together to discern what might help, then we all meet in a co-facilitated session in which we explore the obstacles to connection.
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