My Approach to Helping
I am a Fellow at IntraSpectrum Counseling. I utilize psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic principles in his practice. I believe the relationship between clinician and client is an integral part of the therapeutic process. I support clients by capitalizing on their strengths and celebrating their unique ways of being in this world.
I center my clinical work around advocating for underserved groups particularly people of color, sexual and gender minorities, individuals from low-income backgrounds, individuals with autism spectrum disorders, the kink community, and those engaged in non-traditional relationship structures. I have experience working with varied age and ability populations managing acute stress, ADHD, anxiety, body acceptance, depression, dissociative disorders, emerging adulthood, identity development, life adjustments and transitions, severe mental illness, and trauma.
Prior to joining IntraSpectrum, I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and an M.S. degree in counseling psychology from Chatham University. I completed training at the Persad Center, Inc., the nation’s second-oldest licensed mental health center specifically created to serve the LGBTQ+ community. There, I focused on working with youth and adults who identified as LGBTQIA+ and adults living with HIVAIDS. I recently completed a PhD in Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA where I also attained an M.A. degree in clinical psychology. My research is focused on internalized stigma in transgender and gender diverse populations, implicit bias in diagnosing older adults, and the utilization of archetypal imagery for emotional health and spiritual awareness. I trained as a generalist and have completed clinical training experiences at multiple university counseling centers and private practices across the country.