Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I use a trauma-informed, self-compassion focused lens to help you with anxiety and other emotions that feel too big to handle alone.
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2017
Do you notice moments where it feels like your emotions take over or else you numb yourself because you're afraid that if you feel your emotions they won't stop? I work with people to help them understand, cope with, and tolerate their emotions. I frequently see people who just experienced a major life change or feel like they're stuck and need something to change. I work with folks to help them figure out what their next steps are, so they can like themselves and their lives a little bit more.
This is the primary modality I use. I took a course on ACT during my Master's program and an intensive training on 2018. I attend a monthly ACT consult group and continue to access books and other resources on ACT.
I took a course on DBT during my Master's program and practice DBT-informed therapy at my first outpatient therapy position and continue to incorporate DBT skills into my practice since.
I incorporate aspects of Somatic Therapy, Harm-Reduction, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) into my practice, as appropriate.
I have a history of working with individuals experiencing anxiety.
I am a member of the LGBTQ community and have experience treating folks who are questioning and transitioning. I attend a weekly consult group with other providers who work with LGBTQ-identified folks.
I have a history of working with trauma and have attended multiple trainings on the issue. I continue to educate myself on PTSD and treatment for PTSD.
I have experience working with female-identified people and am knowledgable on the unique experiences of these individuals and the ways that patriarchy influences our lived experience.
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