Licensed Clinical Social Worker
As a therapist, I will guide your self-exploration through the lens of authentic presence, understanding and patience.
631 Northeast 102nd Avenue
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2015
As humans, we have the ability to acquire new skills and tools that can expand our ability to meet challenges intentionally and successfully. We are wired for connection and find meaning in being in relationship with others, as well as with ourselves. My goal is to assist you in developing skills that allow you to build an unconditional friendship with yourself. This, in turn, allows you to tap into your confidence, resiliency and strength—to not just survive, but to thrive.
My work is informed by the importance of human relationships, as well as the relationship we have with ourselves and I bring this into my work as a therapist. Human beings are at their nature relational beings and the place we thrive the most is in relationships with others. I strive to help clients to create and maintain healthier and more fulfilling relationships.
Mindfulness-based therapy teaches mindfulness skills to help individuals live and behave in ways consistent with personal values while developing psychological flexibility. Acceptance of things as they come, without evaluating or attempting to change them, is a skill developed through mindfulness exercises in and out of session.
Body centered therapy emphasizes the importance of the mind/body connection. Often, we forget to simply “be” present in our bodies. By tuning into our body, we can learn how to inhabit the full spectrum of our human experience and let our body be an ally to our journey of healing, by simply listening to its wisdom.
As a queer identified, non-binary person, it is important to me to offer gender affirming therapy to those navigating their gender identity and are exploring their gender. I have experience with working with young adults as well as adults who are questioning their gender, going through gender transition or those who simply need a safe and supportive space to talk about life as a trans, gender non-confirming person. My experience includes academic training as well as my personal experience.
Individuals who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or questioning sometimes face challenges unique to the LGBTQ community. I strive to provide an open, safe and affirming space to those who are coming to therapy to talk about the challenges that are directly related to their identity as a queer, trans or non-binary person.
Loss and grief touches all of us in various degrees. Both are part of our experience of being a human being and are not avoidable. In my work with those who are working with grief and loss, I allow space for all and any emotion to come forward and be explored and strive to create provide a safe and compassionate space to do this work. After all, compassion is a relationship between equals.
Most people are familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an anxiety disorder that results from a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster or car accident. Most people with trauma-related problems have experienced multiple traumas. The term, complex trauma, describes exposure to multiple traumas. It also refers to the impacts of that exposure.
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