Licensed Professional Counselor
I am a psychotherapist and writer specializing in work with individuals in their 20s and 30s, the stage of adulthood I call Quarterlife.
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2011
Faith: Buddhism, Taoism, Multifaith
I expect to have a couple of openings in my practice in early 2021. My clients are in their 20s and 30s. They're all seeking a life that feels both meaningful and secure while struggling with a wide range of issues and symptoms. It might be depression or anxiety, existential questions about life and identity, or old traumas that bring my clients into therapy. It's worth the risk to start. I love being a part of this journey of life development with my clients. It's remarkable what can unfold.
I am the founder and Director of The Salome Institute of Jungian Studies, an institute focusing on Depth Psychology. I have years of experience with Jungian Psychology, dreamwork, and the ways in which the unconscious influences our daily lives and society.
My work is rooted in an understanding that Patriarchy is a social, familial, and personal illness. Feminist psychotherapy works for people across the gender spectrum -- including cis Men -- through clarifying what is healthy for human beings, and what is not, no matter how prevalent or historically rooted. Being an anti-Patriarchy therapist is one of the most important aspects of my work and background. It helps me to see that personal suffering is often not personal, nor even familial.
Psychodynamic therapy is the backbone of my work. While tackling suffering and painful symptoms is always the goal, we do this by exploring who you are versus adjust behaviors. My goal is for short-term and long-term well-being. This is accomplished through psychodynamic and relational therapy, with you, the client, as a core part of the collaborative process of growth.
I have a level one certification in EMDR and regularly utilize this approach with clients to both tackle lingering trauma, as well as to uproot harmful belief systems. I have found using EMDR in telehealth to be successful.
I have a deeply rooted feminist identity that informs my work with all clients, and a wide-ranging understanding of Women's issues as well as what is required of Women in modern America and globally. I have taught on feminist issues and on "the feminine." Much of my work derives from understanding the masculine and feminine archetypally, as implicit parts of all of us, and differentiating those innate aspects of self from social constructions of "femininity."
My feminism is directly connected to my love of men's work. I have worked in a men's prison and love working with men who are sorting through how to be male in this complex culture, especially at this time in social justice issues. I was interviewed for the book "Modern Manhood" by Cleo Stiller, and am an active proponent of men's work. A lot of my work derives from understanding the masculine and feminine archetypally, and differentiating that from social constructions of masculinity.
For individuals in their 20s & 30s, clarifying racial and ethnic identity is a core part of clarifying self, and the American landscape of race is one of the most complex in the world. No matter your background, nor how clear it may be to others "what you are," clarifying your racial identity is part of development. I was drawn to understanding race/racism/racial identity as a child, and since that time have been studying, teaching, and working with clients on racial issues.
I use a variety of lenses to address anxiety and how it's showing up, sometimes chronically, in the body. My series on Managing Anxiety is featured on the Simple Habit meditation app and includes some of those techniques related to the body and imagination. My work with anxiety is holistic, from trauma to existential beliefs, to an exploration of daily self-care.
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