Licensed Clinical Social Worker
It is an honor to journey with you and bear witness to your stories. Creativity and mindfulness are two of my therapeutic strengths.
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2018
I work with adult individuals who are learning how to embrace who they are and what makes their stories and journeys important. I believe that brokenness is part of the human condition. I am here to offer support through the struggles and difficulties you may face. I believe that as a therapist, I also have the incredible opportunity to bear witness to the gift of stories.
During Covid-19, Rashid Johnson created an artwork entitled, "Untitled Anxious Red." It is a silk-screen with red, archetypal faces amidst red scribbles. When I look at this artwork, I can feel how anxiety likes to lurk in the corner, waiting with its wide-eyed expression of fear and panic. Worry and avoidance are two of the common coping mechanisms for anxiety; however, these are not typically helpful. In each person, anxiety may manifest differently. Let's explore alternative solutions!
I was initially surprised when I did not see "Depression" listed in Brene Brown's book "Atlas of the Heart." Upon reflection, it seems as though this term is not quite specific enough, which makes sense. How would you name your depression? Brown's chapter "Places We Go When We're Hurting" includes anguish, hopelessness, despair, sadness, and grief. In Dialectical Behavior Therapy, there is a goal to find your "life worth living." What future can you see for yourself beyond today?
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